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17 Apr 2006

My one goldfish acted very strange. The fin on his back was pushed back so that it was flat on his back. He stopped eating and spit the food out. After 2 days, he died. What could have been the problem? There were no outside abnormalities or skin defects. The other goldfish in the tank seems happy.
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01 Jan 0001

Unfortunately it is difficult to tell what could have been wrong from your description. An autopsy would have been helpful. Please have your water quality checked, as fish often succumb to illness due to a supressed immune system due to poor water quality.

Dr Willemien van Wyk
Bird and exotic animal veterinarian
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