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SWIM BLADDER DISORDER (SBD) info

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may actually make up a fact sheet for sbd... just after responding to amanda on facey ill accumulate some info on here

***What the swim bladder is---coming****


***what it does***** coming

***what is SBD***** coming

it can be broken up into acute or chronic.


ACUTE is a short term ailment it can be from a poor balanced diet, over feeding, external trauma (including physical trauma such as being beaten by another fish or posted, rapid changes in the water parameters, rapid temperature increase or decrease) or even caused by other diseases such as internal parasites or infections like Tuberculosis.
it can be accompanied by constipation or bloat as well.
usually a feed of high fibre foods (such as peas and mysis shrimp), stable tank parameters and clean water will help with that (as well as treatment to any other affliction of the fish)

CHRONIC (long term) and is generally traced to early development or genetics, things like the environment they were raised in (like having cold air rather than warm humid air when they surface for breath which affects the labrynth organ primarily but may impact other organs as well ) or poor breeding decisions (Some fish can be genetically predisposed to develop a deformed swim bladder. This problem is usually a by product of line breeding by breeders trying to breed a certain trait in the fish such as long fins or certain colors. The predisposition is unwittingly being line breed along with the desired traits- theres some evidence of this being a fault in some opaque lines.)
Chronic SBD can not be cured completely due to damage or poor development of swim bladder and swim bladder responses and may only be lessened in severity .

some old school fish keepers have and do aspirate the swim bladder in affected fish (use a needle or syringe and poke it pretty much) to release excess gas etc and correct the problems.
This is not advisable unless you are aware of where the swim bladder is, are confident with your skills and are able to effectively sedate the fish and sterilize equipment/treat the resulting wound. (so pretty much unless you're an aquatic vet don't try it)



****treatment**** coming

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Thank you for all your advice so far! Has be really helpful! Looking forward to you completing a fact sheet on SBD :)

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