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Rest in Peace Callisto

Rest in Peace Callisto

Callisto was euthanized last weekend because of her ongoing and worsening health condition.  It was a tough decision to make, but I think it was the right decision.  As many of you know, Callisto had struggled with flipover and floatiness problems for about two years.  I had tried to treat with some medications I thought…
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Callisto is Declining

Callisto is Declining

Callisto came to live with me on November 10th, 2011.  From day one, she has always been a major surface-gulper.  At first this didn’t appear have any impact on her swim bladder function, but over time it led her health on a downward spiral.  A few months after getting her, I started to notice that…
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Goldfish Surgery to Improve Buoyancy Problem

Goldfish Surgery to Improve Buoyancy Problem

I came across an NPR story today while searching for goldfishinformation. It explains a surgical procedure done on a 4-year-old goldfish who had buoyancy issues.  He was a chronic “sinker”, meaning he had a hard time lifting himself off the bottom of the aquarium.  I have had a fish like this in the past, and…
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