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Big Fate 05-26-2012 10:58 PM

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?

jasmeena 05-27-2012 06:22 AM

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.

Byron 05-27-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Fate (Post 1096662)
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.

Big Fate 05-28-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1097206)
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.

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/...gDownwards.jpg

Byron 05-29-2012 12:20 PM

The video won't load.

Big Fate 05-29-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1099255)
The video won't load.

You sure? Just checked with my phone and it loaded just fine

Termato 05-29-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Fate (Post 1099506)
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.

Big Fate 05-29-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Termato (Post 1099513)
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

Olympia 05-29-2012 07:48 PM

Only the neons do it?

Chesh 05-29-2012 07:51 PM

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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