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iamntbatman 01-09-2008 06:09 PM

Is my danio sick?
 
I've had a small school of Zebra Danios for some time now. These seem like the toughest fish ever; none of them have ever gotten sick or died. Around chow time, the whole school is at the surface, but usually they chase each other around the aquarium or dart around up top. However, the smallest guy has been hanging out in one spot, at the top in a bunch of hornwort, for the past few days. There are no visible signs of illness but he always faces the same direction and tries to stay in one place. He still eats regularly and will swim around a bit if one of the other Danios bugs him, but otherwise he's pretty much motionless. Anyone else ever seen this behavior? Should I be worried?

Cody 01-09-2008 07:35 PM

Re: Is my danio sick?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I've had a small school of Zebra Danios for some time now. These seem like the toughest fish ever; none of them have ever gotten sick or died. Around chow time, the whole school is at the surface, but usually they chase each other around the aquarium or dart around up top. However, the smallest guy has been hanging out in one spot, at the top in a bunch of hornwort, for the past few days. There are no visible signs of illness but he always faces the same direction and tries to stay in one place. He still eats regularly and will swim around a bit if one of the other Danios bugs him, but otherwise he's pretty much motionless. Anyone else ever seen this behavior? Should I be worried?

This is what happened to one of my Danios. I think it was because he was being bullied so much by the others. He usually just stayed in one spot unless I fed them or he was being chased.

iamntbatman 01-09-2008 09:44 PM

Hmm I guess that could be the case. The fish in question is definitely the smallest of the bunch and is chased around more often than he does the chasing. I guess I should just be on the lookout for other problems.

teh13371 01-10-2008 12:01 PM

do you know if it is a male or a female? i have some danios and they are pretty active, but when i first got them they werent too active, but now they are great and have fry now. if it still eats than give it time and see if its behavior changes


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