New Tiger Barb Swimming Oddly

  1. Tigerbarbnewbie Initiate Member

    I have a new 29 gallon tank that's been with tiger barbs for 2 weeks now. I just added two more last night (making 4 in the tank.... I read it's best to add to a new tank slowly which I'm still learning about). One of the fish has been swimming vertically since I got it home. It's the weirdest thing. I tried turning the filter off thinking it's a weak swimmer but he still spends 90% of his time with his nose pointing down. He does swim normally and very fast at times then suddenly goes into a headstand and flies around like that. Did a sick fish? Should I be worried? In case it makes a difference the new tiger barbs are the glofish kind.
  2. CarolinaFan Member Member

    Swim bladder prob, pics would confirm

  3. Dukkie Member Member

    Not to Hijack thread, but OP hasnt replied.
    I have the same symptoms, spends 90% of his time with his nose pointing down, VERY Bloated. Pics attached. has been acting like this for around 4 days.

    65 gal tank, set up +10 months ago, ammonia & nitrite levels minimal if any, nitrate may be up to 15ish.

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  4. billmarshall94 Member Member

    Not to hijack this thread, but I have 2 tiger barbs doing the same thing, here a picture..thanks 02cf289f2a2790d68b509e79fd1746c2.jpg

  5. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Nicely fulled females I'd say
  6. billmarshall94 Member Member

  7. Dukkie Member Member

    Mine Passed away after 3rd time being like this