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10-09-2007, 08:32 PM
I have 2 dyed white skirt tetras and i have noticed the one swimming funny. he will lean side to side sometimes. looks like he's falling over or something. i havent noticed the other one doing it though. the rest of the fish in the tank are fine and ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are all 0. What could be causing this?
10-09-2007, 08:36 PM
is he still eating and schooling like normal?
10-09-2007, 08:41 PM
he is eating. their are only 2 of them in the tank and they have never schooled.....did have a third one but he died recently....they chase each other around sometimes but never swim together.
it could be a congential defect of, disease of, or damage to the swim bladder.
Dying of the fish can sometimes cause issues which is why I am against it. It's not like the fish willingly swam into a tattoo parlor and said "Hey man, that purple heart over there, yeah I want it on BOTH sides..."
I have tattoos and piercings, but I made the decision to do it to myself, its not like someone forced me to do it. Ask a Holocoust survivor how they felt when they were tattoed without being given a viable choice that allowed them to live.
I'm sorry your fish is having difficulties.
10-09-2007, 08:43 PM
it may be a little bit of a swim bladder
10-09-2007, 08:57 PM
is there anything i can do?
10-09-2007, 09:04 PM
im not sure of what you can do other then giving the him a good healthy diet and good consistant water perameters, he can recover on his own if its not too severe
10-09-2007, 09:52 PM
im afraid it may be from the dying, thats why dying fish is wrong
10-09-2007, 09:58 PM
i was afraid it might be from the dying....i told my son we are never buying dyed fish again cause dyed fish die, lol.
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