09-25-2007, 03:36 PM
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Oranda acting very off
I've only had my fish about a week and a half and the aquarium they are in about 3 days.
The aquarium has the following levels - Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5, Ammonia 0 - 0.25, Ph 7.5 set using Ph PROPER 7.5. It's a 60L (16 US Gallons) tank with a natural daylight tube in the hood. I have 3 live plants, an Airo 1, and a diffuser tube in the tank. The filter is an Elite Stingray 15 and has Zeolite and Carbon media in as well as the standard filter foam.
One of my Oranda which was the most energetic in the tank has suddenly stopped swimming around the tank, eating, and now hides no matter what time of the day behind the plants near the filter. There doesn't appear to be any illness that I can visibly see on the fish, it did seem to be swimming on one side, but seems to have stopped that now. When it does swim now it can get to the top of the tank but then seems to go completely rigid and just float with the flow caused by the aeration and filter for up to 5 minutes.
I'm really worried about this fish as it's a really nice looking fish and possibly my favorite in the tank.
Please help someone.