I've been using this forum to research the fish and care for the ones I have. I have recently just gotten into enjoying the whole "fish scene". Its very addictive.
I have a 30gallon tank. With in the next six months I plan on upgrading to a 100-150 gallon.
I have :
6 bala shark
6 glass catfish
1 pleco (spelling)
2 chinese sucker thingies
1 blue lobster
My water temperature is between 74-76 degrees F.
pH level is between 7.4-7.6.
Tested the water for Ammonium, Nitrate and Ammonium and they all turned up ok.
I feed them every other day, a pinch or two of tropical fish food. and 4 - 5 sinking wafers.
I know a lot of people are going to say my tank is overstocked I should not have those bala sharks in such a small tank. Yes, I know but for their size right now, they are fine. Like I said, I plan on upgrading to a much larger tank. MY PROBLEM:
Just tonight I've noticed 5 of them are leaning to one side. Not swimming sideways but when they are just 'floating' I guess in place, they lean to their left side. It looks like their equilibrium is off. I've also noticed that their eyes are a lil blacker then usual and seem to be a lil bigger then what they used to be. Their coloring is fine, no red color, they are not white, their fins are a normal healthy dark black color. Does anyone have any idea? I really don't want to have them suffer and/or die. If they do, I also dont want to harm any other fish I get in the future in replace of them.
Please help. I appreciate the help and advise! Thanks!