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post #1 of 2 Old 04-23-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Cherry Barb swimming herky jerky

I know most Cherry barbs swim a litlle herky jerky, but one of my Cherry Barbs swims very spastically
It is almost like he is struggling and labouring

However, when it is feeding time, he swims very fast and eats normally
He also swims around and chases around with the other barbs

It is only when he is alone he seems to spastically swim around

All other fish in the tanlk are fine. All the water parameters are within normal ranges, and there are no visible signs of illness or sickness

It truely has me baffled

46 gallon tank

4 Lemon Tetras
5 Harlequin Tetras
3 Leopard Corys
3 Black Neon Tetras
3 Cherry Barbs
2 Khuli Loaches
3 Black Skirt Tetras
2 Green Emerald Catfish
1 Angel Fish
2 Twig Catfish (Farlowellas)
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-23-2012, 03:29 PM
he must be humming a tune he heard on the tv and dancing to it.i'm just joking if there is no sign of stress or sickness i wouldn't worry.he is eating fine and he sounds active around the other fishes.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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