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  1. #1

    Unhappy Green Terror mouth problems

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    Hi everyone. I'm stressing over my gt. He has not eaten for 2 days now. He hides at the bottom of the tank, behind the plants. His mouth/jaw seems to be stuck open and he seems to be "panting'. I do h20 changes twice a week on his 60 gallon tank. Only tankmate is a 2 1/2 inch common pleco. I feed him ghost shrimp, cichlid pellets or flakes once a day and my ammonia is 0, nitrites 0 and nitrate is >10. Here is a video link of him with his mouth issue. I really love him. Please help me.

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    Any chance you could get some pics

    Maybe it's just my lap-top, but I could not see what you were referring to in the video.

    Or maybe you could try looking up / googling pics of common fish diseases to see if anything looks like it

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    Hi Cliff. Thanks for your speedy reply. Sorry about the video. My gt has lockjaw type symptoms. He is unable to close his mouth completely and I have not seen him open his mouth completely as well. The movements he makes with his mouth is very restricted. He had a big appetite up until 2-3 days ago. Are there any diseases or injuries that sound similar to my gt? I have googled with no luck. I don't know what I should do next.

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    His mouth looks to be working to me. He's breathing very heavily, that is a sign of stress. I don't know what could be causing the stress but he is struggling. There's not much I know of that you can do to help him besides a 50% water change and maybe leave the lights off for a couple days. They can go a long time without eating. Maybe wait to feed him for a few more days or until he seems better and offer him something live.

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