02-15-2007, 10:16 AM
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Sick cichlid...doing weird flips...help!
Hello. I have 8 cichlids in my 55 gallon tank. I separated one two days ago because he was hiding out under a rock and I didn't want anyone attacking him. He was literally doing flips and turning around weird. I got him into a bowl with water from the tank. I tested the tank and everything is perfect. He looks fine, gills and fins are perfect, color is very radiant, no spots or anything.....I thought he was dying, which is why I separated him. I've been going home everyday aftwe work, to see him in the bowl....alive...still turning around. He cant stay still. He just keeps rolling and going in circles. It almost looks like he is broken, he cant make his body straight.
I just got this fish about 3 weeks ago. The other fish are just fine. But, it's been almost 3 days now and he is still alive, breathing fine, and looks perfect...aside from the flipping.