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post #1 of 2 Old 03-02-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Demsey doing headstands

I have a 10 inch Jack Dempsey in a 75 with a few other fish......As of Friday, he started standing on his head in the tank, it seems to me to maybe be an air bladder issue.....Any ideas what could be causing this?......He can swim straight and he is still actively eating, but when he stops he takes a headstand position, like he wants to feed from the substrate...All my water parameters are fine:
Ammonia..........0
Nitrite.............0
Nitrate............10
Ph............7.2
Temp..............78

Should i quaratine him?...........In all my years of fish keeping i never seen anything like this..........Has anyone seen this happen to any of there fish and what was the end result?.......I have no idea what to do with him...........Other than standing on his head, he seems fine......Any feedback will be appreciated
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-02-2009, 03:53 PM
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Could be swim bladder problems. These are often caused by problems with his diet. What have you been feeding him? Does he appear bloated at all? You might want to let him fast for a couple of days and see what happens.

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