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post #1 of 4 Old 04-06-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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hi, my iridescent shark swam it to the side of the tank really hard and keeps swimming upside down then swims normal for a while then goes back upside down again. it happened about half 12 this afternoon and doesn't seem to be any better. will my shark be ok?
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 09:09 AM
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The banging its head might have nothing to do with the fact that it's swimming upside down. It could just be sick. In any case, I don't think there is really anything that you can do except wait and see what happens.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 03:27 PM
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Agree. Whenever I have a fish that begins to swim eratically, it always dies eventually. Sometimes it is best to remove it and euthanize it.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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thankyou for the replies but unfortunately it died yesterday :( thanks for the help anyway!
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