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Swim Bladder Fish Disease

This mostly affects fish that have a globoid body shape.


  • Fish stays right at the top of the aquarium
  • Not able to get off the substrate and stays at the bottom of the aquarium
  • Fish swimming upside down
  • Not feeding
  • Fish is unable to stay still
  • Swimming around in circles


There are many theories on the best way to treat tropical fish swim bladder disease however there are treatments available on the market specifically manufactured to treat this disease so these would be the best overall solution to go for.


Any damage to this membrane causes this disease. There is much debate about what the actual cause of this may be so prevention methods are varied and no exact solution exists yet.

Tropical Fish Site takes no responsibility for diagnosing the exact problem with your tropical fish, this is purely meant as a guide only. Be sure to look at other common tropical fish diseases to ensure you have made the correct diagnosis as there is often crossover between them.

NT Labs Swimbladder Treatment 100ml

NT Labs Swimbladder Treatment 100ml

  • Gets to work inside the fish
  • Aids buoyancy
  • Harmless to filter bacteria
  • Single dose treatment
  • Suitable for tropical and coldwater aquariums

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API 800 Test Freshwater Aquarium Water Master Test Kit

API 800 Test Freshwater Aquarium Water Master Test Kit

  • Contains one (1) API Freshwater master kit 800, including 7 bottles of testing solutions, 1 colour card and 4 glass tubes with cap
  • Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and cause fish loss
  • Accurately monitors five most vital water parameters levels in freshwater aquariums: pH, High Range PH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate
  • Designed for use in freshwater aquariums only
  • Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear

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