swim bladder sick red bay snook

11 years 5 months ago #12379 by Nuchal Man
Epsom salt may help. Probably a infection in the swim bladder, so I'd get some meds.

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11 years 5 months ago #12336 by dbestnindy
Yes, that is a Jack.  He is a super fish.  I don't think he had anything to do with this, he is such an easy going guy/girl?  Who knows what he does when the lights are out.    ::)  I am pretty sure it is swim bladder.  There aren't really any clear ways on how to treat it.  I am going to get my water in the best shape possible and hope he fights whatever it is off.  I think with so many chemicals, I can do more harm than good.  I am hoping for the best. 

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11 years 5 months ago #12329 by rm-slover
Bloat makes the fish appear like they are swollen.

Swim blatter may be cause from an injury, is that a Jack behind the snook with a guilty look on his face.

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11 years 5 months ago #12323 by dbestnindy
My Red Bay Snook is stuck at the top of the water.  He can submerge but he comes right back up.  Paragon II is the only thing I have read for meds. I read the company went out of busines and I haven't been able to find any left-overs. I even tried Ebay. I put Melafix in the tank as a suggestion from fish store. If I find something with Metronidazole in it would you do a water change first due to other meds in tank? I don't want to do an overkill here. I am trying to find out the difference in bloat and swimbladder. I am almost positive it is swim bladder. He is going on two weeks now so I don't suspect he has too much time left. I also read not to use aquarium salt after I did. This is getting too confusing and too many remedies, possibly wrong ones.  My next step today is to try Epsom Salt.  Any other suggestions? Here is a pic I took of him  i173.photobucket.com/albums/w52/dbestnindy1/snook.jpg

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