Laying On Side

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Mr Clown Loach, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Mr Clown Loach

    Mr Clown Loach Valued Member Member

    My biggest clown loach all of a sudden started laying on his side and breathing heavy. He lays like he’s dead and then he swims like normal. Does anyone have experience on this I am worried about him.
     
  2. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    Are your water parameters ok? Does he have any sign of disease?
     
  3. OP
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    Mr Clown Loach

    Mr Clown Loach Valued Member Member

    Parameters perfect and I had ick a week ago
     
  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    It is not unusual for Clown Loaches to simply rest by laying on their side. This behavior was known at least as far back as the 1960s. Many beginners have had panic attacks thinking their Loach was dead! :dead:
     
  5. OP
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    Mr Clown Loach

    Mr Clown Loach Valued Member Member

    I wish he would stop he’s making me worried a lot.
     
  6. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinit Well Known Member Member

    No worries mine do it all the time. Just resting.
     




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