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Help! Goldfish Sitting on Bottom of Tank!

Discussion in 'Coldwater Aquarium Advice' started by carly.aphelion, Apr 16, 2019.


  1. carly.aphelion

    carly.aphelion PetForums Newbie

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    Hello,
    Merlin (a goldfish) has been lying on the base of his aquarium for a few days now. I haven't seen him eat (tried flakes; sinking pellets; and frozen skinned peas), and I think only moves/swims when Morgana (a goldfish) comes by him, sometimes trying to possibly eat his fins (?). Merlin has no external symptoms: parasites, ich, etc that I can see, and Morgana is just fine. Previously he has suffered some fin rot, but think that's clear now. Maybe Morgana is bullying him?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    -120l filtered aquarium tank
    -chemical tests come back normal
    -only the two of them in the tank, both around 18cm, aged around 7.
    -the tank contains gravel, plants, water filter, bubbler, plastic plants...

    (ps. JPG attached: when Morgana visited Merlin a few hours ago: Merlin on right, Morgana Left ) Merlin Ill.jpg
    Thank you very much :)))
     
    #1 carly.aphelion, Apr 16, 2019
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    carly.aphelion PetForums Newbie

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    Merlin passed away this morning. Thank you, beautiful goldfish.
     
  3. Jackie C

    Jackie C Cat slave

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    I'm sorry Merlin has died. What a pretty goldfish he was.
     
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    carly.aphelion PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you
     
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