Albino Tiger Barb nose down

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One of my albino tiger barbs is nose down and swimming downward constantly like he has a swim bladder issue, but I haven't been overfeeding. What could be the cause?

Just redid my whole tank... So it was pretty much a 100% water change. So water parameters are perfect.


 

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Most tiger barbs DO swim with their nose down..unless they are darting around. When it sits stationary...his nose points downwards.
 

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What were your water parameters before the water change?

When did you do the 100% change and what are the parameters now?
 
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My test kit ran out except for ammonia and pH which are both ideal (0 and 7.4 respectively). I plan on getting a new kit ASAP.

I did the change this morning, so about 8 hours ago I finished.


 

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is he swimming stationary with the nose down or swimming forward like he can't lift his nose? They park themselves in a weird position...nose down. However..when they dart around or swim, which is usually quick...they straighten out. When are they in the nose down position? How MUCH nose down are we talking here? When they are sick..the nose down is exaggerated and they struggle to keep afloat and will venture towards the top of the tank.
 
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Precisely that. Pretty much vertical struggling not to float to the top.

Well anyway that was yesterday and now he is swimming fine so whatever it was is now passed.


 

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It's very common when they've just fed at the surface. They're greedy fish and will easily swallow air when feeding..
 

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