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Picklee 03-02-2007 12:06 AM

Strange Fish Activity...
I've had this little tetra for a long time now and he's one of the oldest in my tank. He's missing an eye from a fight and has this fungus just underneath his bottom lip. Anyway, I've noticed at night he sort of swims on his side and the first time I saw it I could have sworn he was dead, but when it comes morning and feeding time, he seems just fine. Just thought I'd see if anyone had an answer to this bizzarity...

Lupin 03-03-2007 06:32 AM

I would prefer to end its misery if I were you. That type of behavior simply spells a sign that the fish will not live long enough.

Picklee 03-03-2007 06:33 PM

Well that's what I was thinking, but he's a pretty hardy fish and has been in my tank for several years now. Poor guy.

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