infamous "oranda float" disease

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infamous "oranda float" disease

Postby Admin » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:36 pm

infamous "oranda float" disease

Postby Admin » 27 Sep 2013 05:35 pm

'fancy' goldfish
short body oranda, ryukins, etc
often suffer from "FLOAT" and/or "BLOAT"
as opposed to common or comet goldfish which almost never get it

the main reason they get sick is the mal-formed body

I actually consider it luck if they do not get intestinal problem
and normal if they do get intestinal problems

as far as experts go
I know none

a lot of people feed green peas
some people use metronidazole
some people use very shallow tanks
1 foot deep or less

I must say
I know of one case out of a hundred where they fish got better
from the infamous "oranda float" disease

on the positive side
I see few problems with float in very spacious
well filtered outdoor ponds
say
2 feet deep

... the reasons I think the large pond (or very large tank) work
are:
gas exchange from enormous surface area
dilution of waste due to enormous gallonage
probably most important is live food
(both insects and algae)

I suggest 30 gallons per goldfish

I think the key is prevention
and
I also think a cure is impossible
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