45 degree swimmer....

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

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

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

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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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i ment top of the tank....

so basically he is trying to strength his swim bladder?
 

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

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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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thanks again and will do
 

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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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yea mines fine to he still chases the other fish around
 
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