What could cause a fish to seem inactive and lethargic?
Listlessness: If your fish seem tired and lethargic, it can be as a result of many factors. One common cause is improper water temperature. If your fish’s water is too hot or too cold, they will be very inactive. Other possible causes are overfeeding and improper water quality.
How do you know when your fish is dying?
- Loss of appetite.
- Weakness or listlessness.
- Loss of balance or buoyancy control, floating upside down, or ‘sitting’ on the tank floor (most fish are normally only slightly negatively-buoyant and it takes little effort to maintain position in the water column)
- Erratic/spiral swimming or shimmying.
What causes clamped fins?
Fish have clamped fins when they hold their fins closer to their body most of the time, rather than opening the fins in a typical way for that species. The fins may be frayed (torn or damaged) or the fins may be fine, but closed.
Does fin rot cause lethargy?
It also can make a fish lethargic, lose its appetite and, depending on the disease’s severity, spread to other areas of its body. If caught early, however, fin rot can be cured. Here’s what you need to know about its cause, treatment and prevention.
How do you stop clamped fins?
Treatment: Firstly, test the water in your fish tank and carry out a partial water change. If the clamped fin is the result of an infection, a multipurpose antibiotic can be applied to the water, and adding one tablespoon of aquarium salt per gallon will also help.
How warm should goldfish water be?
68° to 74° F
Considered cold water fish, goldfish can also be kept in heated aquariums. The optimum temperature for fancy goldfish is 68° to 74° F, while comets and shubunkins should be kept between 60° and 70°F. pH is not critical, but ideally should be between 7.0 and 8.4.