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post #1 of 2 Old 12-11-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
Dead Fish Swimming?

Yesterday, I went to get a dead swordtail out of my tank that I noticed. As I reached for my net, something caught my eye. I stared at the swordtail for a few seconds and it starts twitching and trying to swim! I can see that the gills are not moving. Weird. I tried to get it from the bottom of the tank and when I did it twitched some more, right now of the net. Completely shocked at this point, I let it alone for about 15 minutes and when I came back I knew it was certainly dead. It wasn't moving anymore. So my question is, why would the fish be twitching and moving, but it was clearly dead?
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-11-2008, 05:52 PM
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some time its there nerves iv seen my pike bite gold fish in half and the head and body move for a minute or so
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