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How do I know if my fish is dying?

Asked: Jay Griffiths, Last Updated:

Sick fish

  1. Loss of appetite.
  2. Weakness or listlessness.
  3. Loss of balance or buoyancy control, floating upside down, or 'sitting' on the tank floor (most fish are normally only slightly negatively-buoyant and it takes little effort to maintain position in the water column)
  4. Erratic/spiral swimming or shimmying.

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