View Full Version : Danio's in quarantine !
04-30-2012, 04:13 PM
I have 10 leopard danio's in my quarantine tank acting strange, they keep dive bombing the sand substrate! Is this normal behavior for these guys ? the tank has been cycled, has a filter and the water is : Temp 23C, ph 7, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 10, ammonia 0, I have 2 plants in there too,
04-30-2012, 06:24 PM
When did you add them? It maybe normal if you just put them in recently.
04-30-2012, 06:26 PM
I have 4 platys in my quarantine tank - they are either hiding under my box filter or acting "freaked out" - if you just put the danios in there, that's possible - they are very fast swimmers and need to learn the tank boundaries - JMO.
04-30-2012, 07:11 PM
They have been in the tank for 6 days, it's a 17 gallon tank, maybe they are getting restless, just worried about adding them to my community tank if there was something wrong with them and wanted another opinion.
05-01-2012, 12:16 AM
Danios are very active fish, I would that when I had them in my 30g they NEVER settled down, they were always burning around the tank chasing each other.
Just to be sure, are you getting dive-bombing confused with flashing?
05-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Are they rubbing on the substrate? or just having zippy moments and then settling down?
If they are rubbing, that's generally a sign of itching that is external parasite related.
If its just that they are having zippy moments like they are startled then its probably normal since 6 days in QT is not the most settling environs.
-- As a side note FYI, Leopard Danios are just a color variant of Zebra Danios
Goes to 11!
05-01-2012, 01:13 AM
+1 to Trill, Give them some time.
Just curious: What is the rationale behind having substrate in your QT tank?
05-01-2012, 07:02 PM
You have a point about the substrate, I put some sand in which I now realise is daft, thanks for waking me up 850R. They do it for a little while then stop.
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