Fish Keeps Sitting After Every 5 Min And Not Moving

  1. Theaquariumlegend7896364

    Theaquariumlegend7896364 New Member Member

    Just moved two goldfish from a 5 gallon tank to a 36 gallon tank, I see the fish swimming but then all of a sudden it just stops, falls and stays still for a min. Tell me why
     

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  2. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    I’d assume stress from the new environment.
     
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    Theaquariumlegend7896364

    Theaquariumlegend7896364 New Member Member

    Probably, he just got in yesterday
     


  4. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    To me it sounds like pH shock. If it's not too far off from where he came to where he went...he may be ok. PH shock is a case where the fish will recover or die...there's no way to "unshock" them from the condition. They either recover or they don't. Try to keep them calm and leave the lights off for awhile. That usually helps...if pH shock is the problem.
     
  5. snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    PH shock is rare. if he’s using his tap water the pH should be the same. It’d have to be a drastic swing
     
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    Theaquariumlegend7896364

    Theaquariumlegend7896364 New Member Member

    Thanks for the help he is now fine and swimming
     
  7. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    I'm glad to hear the fish is well. That's definitely the result of mild pH shock. Good to know it wasn't severe.