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kevinoh33 02-29-2008 04:46 PM

help, my blood parrot isn't moving!!!
i have a small blood parrot, 4 tiger barbs, and a severum, and a pleco.

this morning when i turned on the lights all my other fish woke up, except my blood parrot. this was unusual becuse he would wake up right away. this time he woke up like 5 minutes later. today when i got home from school he was in the corner of his flower pot not moving. blood parrots are shy, but mine would usually swim around when there is no movement.

all my other fish seem fine and swimming about but my BP.

what should i do?

Falina 02-29-2008 04:51 PM

What are your water parameters? Is it possible some of the other fish have been picking on him? The rest of the fish can be quite agressive, especially since you only have 4 barbs so i think it's a possibility.

Any other signs of injury? Is he breathing normallly etc?

What are your water parameters?

willow 02-29-2008 05:02 PM

i too am wondering the same thing,

kevinoh33 02-29-2008 05:29 PM

my other fish could have picked on him because he picks on them!

i don't have any test strips now but the ammonia level is 0. i checked.

all my other fish seems to be doing fine

Falina 02-29-2008 05:34 PM

When you go to replace the strips, I would suggest ditching them and buying a master test kit, liquid instead. The test strips are very unaccurate and considering how long they last compared to the liquid, the strips work out quite expensive as well.

What did you use to test the amonia if you have no tests left?

kevinoh33 02-29-2008 05:39 PM

i had ammonia test strips. they came separate from API

i also have one of those automatic ammonia sensing thing from seachem that you put inside the tank

willow 02-29-2008 05:53 PM's hard to say really without knowing
how you water is,could just be that he is being picked on,
would you be able to get a test kit soon ?

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