Upside Down Red Tailed Black Shark - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-22-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tyyrlym's Avatar
 
Upside Down Red Tailed Black Shark

Kind of an odd issue here but it's something that's started to occur lately.

I have a female RTBS in my tank and lately she's taken to living in her cave more. On top of this she spends a great deal of time in it upside down. No signs of distress, excellent color, still eating, and spend about half her time right side up but I'll still see her hanging out in her cave, upside down. She's recently full grown and in the tank with no other RTBS.

Does anyone have any insight on this behavior?

Tetra Fanatic
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
The only things that happen quickly in an aquarium are bad things.
Tyyrlym is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-29-2009, 07:31 PM
New Member
 
It might be dieing :(
playeryhm is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-04-2010, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tyyrlym's Avatar
 
She's been like this for a month now. If she were dying she'd already be dead. Also as I stated her color is still perfect and she's showing no signs of distress. She's still acting perfectly normal aside from the upside down behavior.

Tetra Fanatic
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
The only things that happen quickly in an aquarium are bad things.
Tyyrlym is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Back in the day when I had rainbow sharks, I'd see them go upside-down to graze on algae from time to time, sometimes for extended periods. Just going out on a limb here, but my guess is that these fish aren't as sensitive to being at odd angles as other fish are (you never see a tetra upside-down, for example) and maybe yours in particular just likes that orientation, or something. I don't think you should be too worried.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
Reply

Tags
red tailed black shark , rtbs , upside down

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Tailed Shark Not Eating? Sj45 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 12 02-04-2009 02:38 PM
Red Tailed Shark? Zule Cyprinids and Atherinids 13 11-03-2008 03:01 PM
red tailed black shark question closeyetfar Cyprinids and Atherinids 10 06-16-2008 04:44 PM
red tailed shark freddy827 Cyprinids and Atherinids 4 09-02-2007 09:18 PM
red tailed shark Brandon Tropical Fish Diseases 3 12-14-2006 11:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome