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  1. Hey guys i just noticed my dolphin swimming around on its side and what appears to be uncotrolled side rolls. All the other fish in the tank seem very happy. It doesnt seem like any visual features are out of the ordinary. Is my fish about to die or it just wants to be unique
  2. Hi everyone. I am having an issue with one of my yellow tail acei. She is the tank boss of an mbuna only tank. There are 15 mbuna in total, most are juveniles. Over the last four days I have observed her shaking her head and having some kind of spasm. I am not confusing this with the shaking that happens when fish are trying to instigate mating or to warn others off. From my observation this is happening approximately once every few hours and often when she is swimming alone with no other fish nearby. She will be swimming along then come to a jerking stop, have a spasm which involves shaking her head and then go forward, stop with a jerk again, shake head and then return to normal swimming. If she was human I would say she was having a fit of some kind. I cannot see any visual indicators of disease on her. She is active and eating well. There have been 2 recent changes that I have made but I don’t see how they could be affecting her. 1) 5 days ago I moved all my mbuna from my 4ft to my 5ft to give them more swimming room and more rocks/caves. The tank is being filtered by their old canister with the mature media. I did clean this but only the same as I always do when doing my regular maintenance. 2) I added 3 new juveniles to tank. BUT, I observed this behaviour in acei BEFORE they were added. I am at a loss as to what is happening with her. She is the only one doing this. And this was not happening in old tank. My water parameters are good 0 nitrite, 0 ammonia, 10 nitrate. I only feed them food specifically made for mbuna i.e. veg or spirulina based pellets and flake as well as shelled peas and zucchini. It could be purely a tank boss thing - but my gut is telling me that something is wrong with her. If it was a parasite wouldn’t they all be doing it? What could it be? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.
  3. Hey guys, My female angelfish is acting a bit odd. She had a sore on here left side which was white but now has gone black and the bump is disappearing. But she seems to be twitching which i have never seen before. A tube has also appeared on her anus which i have never seen before. She has on only just paired up with a male angel my tank recently. Should i be concerned?
  4. I have 3 Tanzaniers 2Male 1female and 1 of males has been hiding under a rock for 3 days and doesn't even come out for food. Any idears Kind regards bob
  5. i have just changed my gravel to fine pure white sand and the water is still a little cloudy but i can see straight through the tank easily but his eyes look a little funny and he is just swimming around the tank and he is just getting a little to close to everything but its just him all the others seem fine.:confused: <thanks>
  6. Ok guys, so I was walking past my tank and noticed my SGT acting weird, he was sitting in his PVC pipe as he normally does but he seemed a bit more aggressive then normal, he was chasing all the other fish away from this pipe apart from 1 other SGT. He is also moving the crushed coral away from his pipe. Not sure if this is normal, or is he trying to breed? Any help would be appreciated.
  7. hey guys, just wanting to see if i can get some help here ive got a breeding pair of geophagus proximus' and the male has been a bit weird last few days, normally they are both swimming around or staying hidden, but the male is currently out in the open on the bottom of the tank and just today he has dug out a small area where he is, he looks normal and healthy by appearance. also when he swims he seems to struggle to get up higher for food. what could be the cause? (and yes i know the tank is a bit green atm, just did a big clean on my filter and algae has come up)
  8. Ok so one of my pindani's from my breeding colony is just chillin vertically at the back left right at the top of the tank. and occasionally puts its nose out of hte tank and then i have seen him swim up out of hte water twice now so its head is all the way out. All the other fish in the tank seem sweet as. cheers
  9. Hey guys i have split up some of my frontosa and i have noticed them acting strange. 1 male 1 female. They are hiding heaps not eating alot and also moving my gravel around into mounds. Any help would be great. Cheers.
  10. Hi all, Just wondering if someone could help me work out what my oscar is doing. Today the pest people came to give the house a spray for termites so after feeding all the fish last night we put the plastic sheets you put down when painting over the tanks and taped them up so no chemicals could get in the tanks and turned off the air pumps when they were spraying. When I went to feed him tonight, at first he wasn't interested which I thought was weird as he had missed out on the feed in the morning so I thought he would be really hungry as were all my other fish. So I left him alone for a while and went and attended to my other tanks. I came back and he looked interested so I gave him a pellet and he sucked it up and spat it straight out. My partner decided that I was doing it wrong, so she would give it a go and he did exactly the same thing. So we walked away and went and sat in the lounge room a kept an eye on him while watching tv. After a while he started to dig in the gravel, picking it up in his mouth and swishing his tail where he had just dug and spat the gravel out somewhere else. We continued to watch him and he did it in the exactly the same spot every time. I have a suspicion that is very similar to breeding behaviours, however I did not see a tube and there is no other fish in the tank with him. Also, I must note that I don't know if it is a male or female so we just call it a him I have no idea what is happening, any advise will be appreciated Regards, Ryan
  11. Hi all, Someone may be able to tell me what is wrong with my tank. 3 days ago my fish were prefect acting normally. I have a colony of Johanni and one of OB zebs in a 4 foot tank. With an Eheim 2217 filtering the water. Yesterday I took out all my exsiting fish and all the stones and stired the tank up to try to cycle some of the water through - after this settled I added the new fish (Johanni) that I bought at the auction and Duck weed (which smelled a bit funny ) Today I came home to 3 of my fish dead and now all of the fish seem stressed out, they are opening and closing there mouths alot faster than usual. They are also staying low to the ground and resting a bit. Any ideas what went wrong and what can I do to fix it? Thanks SImon
  12. Hi all, i was just wondering if anyone has seen this before as I can't find anything online. Over the past few days our female electric yellow has been either resting on a rock on our background or in her cave motionless. I knew this was not good, so I have kept a close eye on her. During this evening I have seen the most bizarre behaviour I have ever seen. She keeps going up to our flameback and putting herself in a vertical position and shaking as if she wants to mate with it (not sure if its doing it to our male or female flameback as they are current both showing strong colours). The flameback and any fish close by at this time starts to attack her so she returns to her cave and rests motionless (sitting on the bottom leaning against the side of the cave). Any help is appreciated Regards Ryan
  13. Hey. Im having abit of trouble with my fish. I changed my substrate 2 days ago to straight cal carb and since them the fish have gone all weird. They all swim in the same place, its against the current from the canister filter which is strange. Some of the fish (the fonies and the calvus) dont but the rest are swimming in the current. Here is a photo: Do u think there is somthing wrong with my water? Are my fish sick? What should i do.
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