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Oranda Goldfish very sick

Sup

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5 year old Oranda goldfish cannot swim, stays at bottom, moves very little. He is very lethargic and must be hand fed with a syringe while holding him. Symptoms started about 3 weeks ago. He appears bloated. Have tried adding salt to aquarium and Epsom salt baths. Have also fed green peas (peeled). Not sure what he has and how to cure. Recommendations for treatment are needed. 30 gallon tank. SUP
 

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OH NO! that's terrible! i myself have a 5 year old oranda goldfish, and this exact situation has happened to me before. I have a red cap oranda goldfish, so it may not be the same type as yours. do u know what type of oranda goldfish you have? I can tell you what i did, but i need to know what type of oranda goldfish you have.
 

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I am not positive. His head or cap is orange (body color). I have him in a hospital tank.
 

CkounZ

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google orange cap oranda, tell me if any of those look kinda like ur fish
 

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I'd have thought the treatment should work for any type of goldfish. Sounds like it could be dropsy? Do you have a picture of your fish? Dropsy is VERY difficult to treat successfully, sadly. :(
 
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