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Hi, I have a silver swordtail and he is swimming face down. my tank is cycling and had it tested ...

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    Default FISH SWIMMING NOSE DOWN PLEASE HELP

    Hi,
    I have a silver swordtail and he is swimming face down. my tank is cycling and had it tested today. All is ok for cycling. I did a 20% water change. He is having difficulty swimming and his tail keeps floating up and his nose goes down. what is wrong with him?
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    hang in there! You'll be ok/
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    I have seen this with my neons if they are fed a large amount, I think the air they take in with the food and the bouyancy of the food can make the fish float more then it can handle very well. Kinda funny in a way, but I always feel really sorry for them. If he gets better that is my bet though.

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    Might, MIGHT be swim bladder disease. Overfeeding rich foods will affect their swim bladder which controls balance. Skip a feeding day, you can do that once a week (skip a feeding). Try changing and adding variety to their diet.

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    Thumbs up

    he is totally vertical...
    i put an all purpose antibiotic in the tank. i have 2 posts going on the same subject, other is in general.
    i also posted an intro. Nice to meet everyone
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    Default greedy guts

    did you ever hear the childrens poem/song that goes:
    "put on the pot says greedy guts we'll eat before we go"
    just wondering because i never heard anyone else use that expression.
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    its oxgen thats taken in when eating my neons and tigers did it to what you do is get an old glass when its feeding time put aquim water in it then put yours flakes in for 5 secs then pour em in the food will go everywhere so the fish wont take in any oxygen when eating
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    thats a good idea...thanks
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    no probs! works for me
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