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EMi 12-26-2008 06:40 PM

Help With My Blood Parrot Fish
 
I have 5 parrot fish. Yesterday they were fine today i went to check on them and they are laying on the bottom of the tank. at 1st i thought they were dead but then i noticed they were breathing and kinda moving. 4 of them are acting that way they are laying side ways on the bottom. They have nothing visabley wrong with them. If any one has any idea whats wrong with them please please help.

captnphil 12-31-2008 04:53 PM

i got 4 of em, doing great, very hardy, i guess if you give us more info bout tank, filters and other fish or anything!! lights..... anyway...i got them in a 65g, i feed em good quality spirulina,and some pellets, water at 78f, somewhat hard,
7.6 ph and gh of 200ppm...
they dont mind lights nor plants, i removed all hidding space cuz they fight for it, better off swiming around n happy.... i guess its probly your aquarium aint cycle yet.... water change, remove chlorine..
GL

willow 12-31-2008 04:59 PM

hello and welcome to you both. :)
as much information as you can possibly think of helps people here
help you and the fish.

aunt kymmie 12-31-2008 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMi (Post 159480)
I have 5 parrot fish. Yesterday they were fine today i went to check on them and they are laying on the bottom of the tank. at 1st i thought they were dead but then i noticed they were breathing and kinda moving. 4 of them are acting that way they are laying side ways on the bottom. They have nothing visabley wrong with them. If any one has any idea whats wrong with them please please help.

Yes, please post your tank info & water parameters (ammonia, nitrite and nitrate).
How long has this tank been set up?
Any other fish in the tank besides the parrots?
When did you do your last water change and how much water did you change out?
How often do you perform water changes?
It *sounds* like an uncycled tank...hard to know without the above information.


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