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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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some of my pond fish are either lying on their side or stationary

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some of my pond fish are either lying on their side or stationary with their heads hanging down
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

 

Have you checked your water parameters (pH, nitrites, nitrates, ammonia)? When? What were your readings?

 

What is your current set-up, filter and aerator-wise?

 

If you stimulate them, do they swim normally?

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.
Hi again Laszlo,

If you do pop out to see if the fish will swim normally, can you take a quick peek of gills (to see if there is any redness,slime, cysts, etc)?

As well, do they appear to be breathing quicker?