Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide ...
Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide & Species Profile

What are the signs that your goldfish is dying?

Signs your goldfish is dying include the following:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Gasping for air
  • Rapidly blowing bubbles from gills
  • Erratic swimming patterns
  • Swimming at a tilted angle
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Lying at the bottom of the tank
  • A bloated stomach
  • Bulging eyes
  • Raised and discolored scales
  • Milky white or discolored spots across the body
  • Lumps and bumps across the body
  • Folded or torn fins
  • Pale gills

If you believe your goldfish may be dying, immediately separate it from other tank inhabitants. Check the tank’s water quality and see if there’s anything that may harm your other fish.

Try placing your dying goldfish in a clean, cycled tank and feed it plenty of veggies and low protein foods. If you’re lucky, your goldfish will get better within a few days.