FISH DISEASE: SWIM BLADDER
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Swim Bladder Disorders
Whenever you suspect a swim bladder problem, do not poke the fish with a pin or needle!
Treatment and Links
A). The fish whirl or wobble around the aquarium
This is a gram-positive bacterial infection of the swim bladder known as: Whirling disease
A). The swim bladder contains purulent fluid. Large numbers of bacteria are found in the fluid and the wall
This involves a bacterial infection usually as a result of an inflammation
B). The wall of the swim bladder is hardened
The Swim bladder is hardened
Raise the temperature in the tank by 3 to 5 degrees for five days.
C). Round cysts of various sizes occur in the wall of the swim bladder
The fish are affected with the sporozoan Eimeria
D). Large inclusions occur in the wall of the swim bladder
The fish is affected with Microspora
No suitable treatment known.
E). The anterior part of the air bladder, the part towards the abdomen, is inflamed. These fish were standing on their heads, or laying flat on the bottom
A bacterial infection is the cause
Sulfa 4 TMP.