sad fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by quirkles, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. quirklesNew MemberMember

    I have a zebra danio that stopped eating and now just stays in one spot and is looking bloated.  Can anyone help???  Please!

    Ok, so it is probably constipated. Once I've tried the pea what do I do to stop it happening again? Is there something in the diet I can change??  I've never had fish before, and I feel soooo sorry for the poor little thing!!

    So I hopefully got some pea into the fish (Zippy). It was kinda tricky, cos it wasn't really interested in eating at all. But I think some went down. Zippy is still alive this morning and looks slightly more energetic but is having a lot of difficulty staying horizontal and right side up. Is that a good sign??? Is there anything else I can do to help???
  2. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    It is probably constipated. Try feeding a bit of mushed pea on a toothpick.
    Good luck!

  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Try the pea and do a large water change. water changes never hurt. Please test your water and give us your Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate reading.there could be other things going on.
  4. quirklesNew MemberMember

    I got the water checked a couple of days ago at the pet shop. The nitrite and nitrate levels were 0 and the lady said the ammonia level was slightly up, but didn't tell me what it was. ph is 7. The tank has only been up and running for about 4 weeks. And we've had quite a few of our danios die, but it's been 2 weeks since any have been sick until this one (she's called Zippy). Had a water change and cleaned gravel etc on saturday (today is monday)

    At the moment we have 5 zebra danios, 2 white clouds and 2 catfish in a 15litre tank. Has a very good filter and airstone

    I will try the pea as soon as I get home. Thanks
  5. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    how many gallons is 15 liters?
    If you have ammonia your tank isn't cycled, which explains the deaths of the danios.
  6. quirklesNew MemberMember

    15 litres is just under 4 gallons.
  7. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    well its over stocked pretty well
  8. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    oh ouch that is very overstocked :eek: sorry
  9. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    I would at least up grade to 10 gallon soon

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