Swim Bladder Illnesses?

Answer The swim bladder is an organ in a fish that is used to regulate buoyancy. If a fish develops a swim bladder illness, it will not be able to regulate its position in the water. Instead, it will floa... Read More »

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Swim Bladder Treatment for a Goldfish?

Although all fish can get swim bladder disease, sometimes called "flipover," such problems occur more commonly in fancy goldfish such as orandas, fantails and black moors. As "short-bodied" goldfis... Read More »

Swim Bladder Disease Treatment?

Swim bladder disease, or swim bladder disorder, occurs when the swim bladder (a gas-filled sac located toward the fish's tail, which assists with buoyancy) is compromised because of distention in t... Read More »

How to Cure Swim Bladder Disease?

Swim bladders fill with air and allow a fish to stay afloat rather than sinking to the bottom of the tank. Fish regulate these bladders according to where they are and what they want to do. Any dam... Read More »

What Are the Functions of a Swim Bladder?

The swim bladder is a significant adaptation found in most ray-finned fish (teleosts) that serves multiple functions including buoyancy control. The swim bladder is essentially a gas bag located wi... Read More »