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post #1 of 3 Old 08-23-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Swim bladder disease?

Hello! Okay I got 4 xray tetra from petsmart for my 55 gallon which contains 4 gourami, 3 ... other tetra of some sort, a loach, 2 corys and a pleco and a female betta.

I didn't put the tetra in a quarantine tank before i introduced them.. my bad. I don't have one :(
But they seemed perfect, until I came back from a trip today and noticed that one of them was swimming oddly.

Most tetra kind of have a twitchy swim...
The one I think is sick has that but is really really twitchy. He is swimming in place way faster than all the others :(



his head is also pointing upwards slightly.
I was thinking this was swim bladder disease... I wanted to iscolate him, but he was swimming really fast and I cant catch him..
I don't have a hospital tank.. :( I really need one, but I do have some jars that are a few gallons each.

If this seems like it is swim bladder, can you tell me how to treat it?

He is doing fine, swimming fast and doesn't look like hes sick, its just that hes kind of struggling and being twitchy and tilting upwards. He is schooling fine and is VERY fast.
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Hello! Okay I got 4 xray tetra from petsmart for my 55 gallon which contains 4 gourami, 3 ... other tetra of some sort, a loach, 2 corys and a pleco and a female betta.

I didn't put the tetra in a quarantine tank before i introduced them.. my bad. I don't have one :(
But they seemed perfect, until I came back from a trip today and noticed that one of them was swimming oddly.

Most tetra kind of have a twitchy swim...
The one I think is sick has that but is really really twitchy. He is swimming in place way faster than all the others :(



his head is also pointing upwards slightly.
I was thinking this was swim bladder disease... I wanted to iscolate him, but he was swimming really fast and I cant catch him..
I don't have a hospital tank.. :( I really need one, but I do have some jars that are a few gallons each.

If this seems like it is swim bladder, can you tell me how to treat it?

He is doing fine, swimming fast and doesn't look like hes sick, its just that hes kind of struggling and being twitchy and tilting upwards. He is schooling fine and is VERY fast.
I would do a water change. see if it stops and if it does not then get some medicines at a fish store. then isolate him in a tank like 3 gallons. witha filter and heater. then see in a day if hes good. thats when you can put him back.

My 10 gallon
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4 Zebra Danios(danio rerio)
2 Amazon Swords(Live Plants)


My 5 gallon
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1 Baby Female Betta
2 Ghost Shrimp

I will never let a pleco live with danios again.
People dont put them together.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-25-2012, 01:29 PM
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I will reiterate what I said here. This is a manifestation of stress from being in a small school. Both the schools of tetra need to be at a minimum 6. Since this is a 55 gallon tank, I would bump the schools up to 10. These fish will look prettier and act nicer to the other fish in the tank when they are in large groups.

Do not separate a schooling fish. This will cause him more stress and could lead to his death. The idea of QT is to reduce stress as much as possible so that the fish's immune system can work with you to fight whatever is ailing him.

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