Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Tropical Fish Diseases (
-   -   Lethargic Ghost Knife Help ASAP Please (

downerbeautiful 12-27-2012 05:47 PM

Lethargic Ghost Knife Help ASAP Please
Hi - Testing my water parameters right now is not quite possible, so basics.

I have a black ghost knife fish. He's about a year old. Last week he began acting lethargic, although he's a bit more active at night. The tank is, unfortunately, a little bit colder than I would like it. He rests on his side all day, barely moving. This behavior is atypical for him.

Can I get a rudimentary prognosis, please?

Again, water parameters are currently not possible to get, sorry.


charlie1881 12-31-2012 02:44 PM

The temp can have that affect on species , cold slows . As well as overfeeding , has he gained weight ,any signs of constipation ?
As for it just being his /her nature, well I honestly don't know. I have looked at these guys while visiteing the local fish store and those are always on the bottom in the corner . The ones I have seen are solid black about 3-4 inchs . But they seem very inactive , this maybe the way they are , need to read more on them to know for sure before taking any medical action . ;-)
The first I wrote is a list of possable ailgments that have symptoms you mentioned .

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

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