View Full Version : Rainbowfish Spazzing

05-14-2011, 05:10 AM
recently my rainbowfish have been spazzing out and eventually dying. they will start to fly around the tank then stop like they are paralyzed and sink to the bottom. they eventually come too and start swimming but the process repeats itself and the end up dying. I tested my water and everything is normal so i decided to do about a half water change then let it filter over night and everything seemed fine but i have it happing again to another fish. the others seem to be doing ok thank god but i was wondering if anybody had any idea as to what was/is going on? :help:


Lady Hobbs
05-14-2011, 01:39 PM
What do you mean you let the filter run over night? Filters are to run 24/7. Are you putting dechlorinator in the water to remove chlorine? What size tank is this? If you want to keep fish, then please invest in a test kit so you know when ammonia levels have spiked and do your water changes as needed. Did you cycle the tank?

05-14-2011, 05:41 PM
what i meant was i took the fish out and changed the water then waited till the next day to put them back in so that the new water could filter. it was just to see if that would make a difference cause nothing seemed to be helping. also yes i have dechlor and yes i have a test kit and the water is fine. it is a 30 gallon long with live plants, substrate, and rocks.

Lady Hobbs
05-14-2011, 06:33 PM
He's just stressed from moving him I suppose. You need not remove the fish for water changes.

05-14-2011, 06:40 PM
I dont usually move them. i was just trying something different because they were doing it before i moved them.

Lady Hobbs
05-14-2011, 06:52 PM
Fish sound stressed to me. Is the tank cycled and if so, what is the water parmeters? We need to know if there is ammonia or high nitrites/nitrates?

05-14-2011, 06:57 PM
thats the first thing i did and everything tested normal. Iv had the tank for a while so i dont know what is going on