05-01-2011, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jhoss15
Hey everyone I'm new to the forum as well as to the fish hobby I have a green terror now 8 months old and a neon jack 4 months. They have just recently been acting really weird hiding from me all the time (never hid before) darting wildly I think staying at the bottom. There have been no signs of anything on their bodies or fins. I'm having a bad alage bloom which has brought on all this wild behavior. All water perameters are good ammonia 0 nitrite o nitrate 0 PH 7. My green terror his really acting weird jerking his whole body up and down like he has hiccups or something I've have taken pics and videos to my LFS and no one can tell Me what is wrong i have no idea what to do!!! Please help!!!
( I have ordered a UV sterilizer to help w the alage which keeps coming back every time I clear it up)
What you have described about what your fish are doing is usually associated with toxic levels in the water or an unstable Ph, but you said these are fine. The other thing that can cause a fish to act this way are parasites like Velvet or Fuke Worms, velvet is a white or yellowish powdery looking substance on the fish and fluke worms attach them selves to the gills, both are treatable if you dont wait to long. Oh, and as for the algae, I dont know what size tank you have but maybe you can get a couple small algae eaters like the Otociclus catfish or maybe a plecostimus. They can keep your algae in check. Warning: Although the "pleco" can be bought small some of them get very large (had 2 that went from 1.5 inches to 15 inches in 7 years).
Last edited by Bigguy71; 05-01-2011 at 02:05 AM..