My little Jack Dempsey does flips?

Discussion in 'Jack Dempsey' started by akboor, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. a

    akboor New Member Member

    hello... i have had my jack dempsey for about two months now. He normally chases around the 2 blood parrots that i have in my tank. I have noticed that this past week he has started to kind of lay on his side and do these little flips. He doesn't look unhealthy at all I just didnt know if this is normal behavior for this type of fish?? Thanks :):;banaman
  2. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    That does not sound normal to me.
  3. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    welcome to fishlore!
    It doesnt sound normal to me either :(
    what size tank is he in?
    what other fish are in there?
    when was the tank started?
    if you fill in your aquarium info under my settings.... it will help us advise some more :)
  4. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member

    Doesn't sound normal at all. What are your water readings?

    I've got a Jack in with a PArrot and have no chasing issues.
  5. blueiristyson

    blueiristyson Valued Member Member

    Sounds like he is suffering from ammonia. What are your water chemistry readings? Do you test the water? If so can you post your results? Maybe we can help you better if you do this.Thank you. I hope the little guy is alright

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