07-13-2011, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Espectroundead
I have two very pale tiger barbs and i have no clue as to what may be wrong with them. They are very active and eating, the only strange behavior I have noticed is that they seem to float up when they stay still. I tested the water and have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 5.0 nitrate. I have not added anything into the tank except a few fake plants. The tank is about one week old. There are a total of 11 fish in the tank (all added last thursday) . All the other fish seem to be fine.
Thank you for the help.
You added a lot of fish all at once, which could end up being a problem. Keep a close eye on your parameters, and be prepared to do a water change if you get ammonia or nitrites. Your tank is so new that I would expect this to happen. As far as the fish swimming like that, it sounds like swim bladder, but I've not had any experience with that, so hopefully someone else will comment on that. Don't overfeed, in fact you should feed very little, because you are more likely to get a big ammonia spike with this new tank and all those fish.