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Fish Swimming Nose Down Please Help

Discussion in 'Disease Forum' started by Lee, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Lee

    Lee Medium Fish

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    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?
    thank you
    Lisa
     


  2. Papillon

    Papillon Large Fish

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    hang in there! You'll be ok/
     
  3. Bren

    Bren Small Fish

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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.
     
  4. Iggy

    Iggy Superstar Fish

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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.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Medium Fish

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    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
    *laughingc
     
  6. Lee

    Lee Medium Fish

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    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.
     
  7. fishface

    fishface Large Fish

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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 :)
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Medium Fish

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    thats a good idea...thanks
     
  9. fishface

    fishface Large Fish

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    no probs! :) works for me :)
     
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