45 degree swimmer....

  1. beckers4oranges

    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    one of my serpea tetras swims at a 45 degree angle...what is up with that?
     

  2. fish_r_friend

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

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    mnie do that all the time after the lights are out but i dont think much of it
     

  3. EmpPleco

    EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

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    Maybe trouble with the swim bladder? Does it seem like he's trying really hard to swim?
     
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    beckers4oranges

    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    yes it does and he swims tward the stop of the tank...and the other are middle to bottom...
     
  5. EmpPleco

    EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

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    My gourami at first had trouble with his swim bladder and within a week, he had fixed it himself. IF you look it up, the internet says that about 50% will fix themelves, but the other will not. It's kind of a wait and see situation. As long as you make sure he is eating :)
     
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    beckers4oranges

    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    i ment top of the tank....

    so basically he is trying to strength his swim bladder?
     
  7. EmpPleco

    EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

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    That's what it sounds like to me (only because thats what my dwarf gourami was having trouble with, and it continued for about a week, before he "fixed himself")
    I may be wrong, of course, but I would just keep a close eye on him, and monitor his swimming capability every day. I am hopin you will start to see improvement ;)
     
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    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    thanks for the advice...do u know anything about red tailed sharks? mine on his fins...has white tips...what that mean?
     
  9. EmpPleco

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    have no clue about that one :( someone else has to help you out/

    Let us know about the progress of your tetra :)
     
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    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    thanks again and will do
     

  11. RoboDude

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    I don't think the rtbs situation is at all serious. I've noticed a little white spot on mine's fins as well, but he's still at perfect health!
     
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    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    yea mines fine to he still chases the other fish around
     

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