phantom tetra -- too much to eat
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » phantom tetra -- too much to eat

phantom tetra -- too much to eat

This is a discussion on phantom tetra -- too much to eat within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Okay, so I didn't feed the neons and phantoms yesterday.... today I get home and one of my phantoms has a plant root sticking ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Sterbai Corydoras
Sterbai Corydoras
Rainbow Shark
Rainbow Shark
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
phantom tetra -- too much to eat
Old 11-27-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
 
love_my_fish's Avatar
 
phantom tetra -- too much to eat

Okay, so I didn't feed the neons and phantoms yesterday.... today I get home and one of my phantoms has a plant root sticking out of its mouth!

Am I better off letting it figure out what to do? SHould I try to pull it out? Don't they know better?

Here's a pic:
love_my_fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Your tetra might have bitten off the plant roots sticking out of the gravel. It's quite common even in my tank where even my angelfish love to nibble on leaves and roots sticking out.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 05:59 PM   #3
 
Re: phantom tetra -- too much to eat

Quote:
Originally Posted by love_my_fish
Okay, so I didn't feed the neons and phantoms yesterday.... today I get home and one of my phantoms has a plant root sticking out of its mouth!

Am I better off letting it figure out what to do? SHould I try to pull it out? Don't they know better?

Here's a pic:
i wouldnt pull it out just leave it he'll probly eat it
joeshmoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
I agree, leave it alone, the fish will figure it out on it's own.
bettababy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
 
love_my_fish's Avatar
 
update -- the root seemed to have been dealt with the next day. It started acting really weird and I thought maybe it injured itself -- it was making quick motions like rubbing on things, swimming on its side for a day or so. All okay now!
love_my_fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 01:01 PM   #6
 
I'm glad to hear it's cleared up. :)
My phantoms often swim round with bloodworm on their mouths for ages, before they actually eat it!! :D
Kathryn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.