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post #1 of 30 Old 05-26-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Normal for Neons to swim downwards?

Every time I buy a few neons they seem to swim strait unless I never notice at first, but after a while I notice they swim downwards instead of strait? Possible bloat or is this something normal?
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post #2 of 30 Old 05-27-2012, 06:22 AM
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well if there swimmig upside down then is swimbladder if there swimmig flat then i have no clue. be warned tetra love acting dead. wenever i take mine in the bucket for a water change they look very dead until i shove them in or poke them.
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Every time I buy a few neons they seem to swim strait unless I never notice at first, but after a while I notice they swim downwards instead of strait? Possible bloat or is this something normal?
Assume you mean their head is slightly down compared to the tail. Can you post a photo? Or a video would be even better if you can.

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Assume you mean their head is slightly down compared to the tail. Can you post a photo? Or a video would be even better if you can.
Click the image below should direct you to the video, its like they swim at a downward angle rather than a normal strait swim across.


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The video won't load.

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The video won't load.
You sure? Just checked with my phone and it loaded just fine
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You sure? Just checked with my phone and it loaded just fine
That is really weird....

Has that fish been eating?

How long has it been doing that for? Still doing it?

Also, is that Riccia swirling around at the top? Kind of cool looking.
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That is really weird....

Has that fish been eating?

How long has it been doing that for? Still doing it?

Also, is that Riccia swirling around at the top? Kind of cool looking.
All my neons start doing this after a few months in my tank. Not sure what's causing it. They all eat just fine

Yes, that's a Riccia patch I'm growing out at the surface.. Also makes a good shade for the fish. Thanks
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post #9 of 30 Old 05-29-2012, 07:48 PM
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Only the neons do it?

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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Have you tested your water for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates? Also. . . do you know what your Ph or water hardness levels are?
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