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01-31-2013, 03:29 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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red-blue columbia tetra illness / swim bladder
I have a couple of red-blue columbia tetra's and one of them is having difficult time swimming. It keeps sinking and I think the problem is with the swim bladder, or something like that. Most of the time its tale is pointing bottom of the aquarium and the head is pointing towards the top. Is there any kind of solution to that. The problem is for couple of moths and it's not result of a fight or something.
If somebody can help , I'll appreciate it
01-31-2013, 07:13 PM #2
Sorry your fish is having trouble. I have 8 Colombian Tetras in my 30. I've never seen this problem. If it is a swim bladder issue, then one thing that might help though is when you feed them their flakes (if you feed them flakes), pinch them between your fingers then lower the food below the surface so it scatters in the water not on top of the water.
This is how I feed mine as I've noticed that they attack the surface if the flakes are floating there. It's possible that your fish is darting to the surface to snap up the food and also injecting air and inflating its swim bladder. Sinking the food will possibly correct this problem.
Good luck and I hope this helps. Maybe someone else will have some other ideas.
01-31-2013, 09:22 PM #3
CORRECTION TO THIS LINE IN THE ABOVE POST: It's possible that your fish is darting to the surface to snap up the food and also injecting air and inflating its swim bladder.
Obviously I was typing to fast. the word is: injesting (not injecting LOL )