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post #1 of 5 Old 06-28-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Please look at this video of tiger barb acting strangely

I just noticed this about 10 mins. ago. You can see one of my little monsters (green tiger barb) acting and swimming strangely. He seems to be having a hard time staying upright (best way I can describe it). He was fine when I got home a few hours ago.

I've studied him pretty closely and see no other signs of distress. Weekly water change done yesteray of about 20%. Ammonia, Nitrite at zero. Nitrates were at 10 before water change.

All other fish acting just fine. What should I do?? The biggest hospital tank that I could set up would be 1-1/2 gallons for a day or two. I do have an empty 5 gallon on hand but have to find everything that goes with it.

Help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHpIsmMakfg

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-02-2010, 01:11 PM
is the barb still ok?? looked at the video still don't know whats wrong.sorry

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-02-2010, 04:31 PM
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I am a real newbie to fish but I did used to have goldfish in my classroom and I had one that did that. When I talked to some fish people they said it was a swim bladder issue. Basically the fish got air in it's swim bladder. I was told to feed the fish frozen peas, thawed and with the skin off of the outside. That solved the problem.

In this case however, I suggest you wait to hear from people here that know a lot more about fish then I do. I am sure Tiger Barbs and Goldfish are very different.

I can't wait to hear the answer though as I currently have Tiger Barbs. Good luck with your fish. I hope you can get some answers quickly. Poor little guy looks sort of sad. :(
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-03-2010, 12:59 PM
doesn't peas give you gas??? did the gold fish pass wing and get the air out of it's swim bladder?

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-17-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. By the next morning, he/she was fine and perfectly normal. Haven't seen the behavior since.

Very strange. Thanks to both of you.

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