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Goldfish looks very poorly. What to do?

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smokeybacon Thu 02-May-13 11:14:40

Goldie the goldfish is lying on his side, no movement. Gills look inflamed and twithchy. Mouth still opening.just. There is what looks like a trail of poo out of him. He's on his way out, isn't he? Do I leave him? Would he be in pain? Or do I hasten the process? Not me, I couldn't. I feel terrible for the poor wee thing. Any suggestions?

EauRouge Thu 02-May-13 14:48:26

He sounds in a bad way sad Do you have water test results? How big is the tank? When's the last time you did a water change and filter clean? How long has it been set up and how old is the fish?

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