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Old 05-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #11 
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #12 
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My boy Eery has those silver marks on the sides of his face too. They have been there since I've put him in a QT (about 3 weeks now). It looks similar to stress stripes, but it's not all the way down his body, just on his cheeks. I think that's all that it is. Once you get his actual home set up for him and once he has settled down into it they should go away. Even with the help of the API Stress Coat that I use all the time they haven't disappeared completely, Eery is kind of a scaredy fish though lol.

I've gotten 3 different fish before from the WalMart style cups who had problems swimming, but it was mostly because they were too big for their containers and had to sit on their butts at the bottom. After having been like that for who knows how long they ended up having problems swimming right and getting to the top of the water. Once you take them out and put them in a tank where they have more room to swim around, mainly horizontally and not vertically they tend to end up getting better much faster.

It might also help him out if you can hold up a mirror to him once in a while to get him to flare up and get some exercise. It helped out all my fish who were going through that problem.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:51 AM   #13 
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Thank you so much for your advise. I have put him in a larger tank after the five days of using Lifeguard, although it's more vertical than horizontal, he's doing much better. I kinda thought taking him out of the shallow container and putting him in the larger one would make him swim rather than just sit there and do nothing. I don't know if this has anything to do with him getting better...but I noticed he had started eating the bubbles around the plant that appear when doing a water change, could that have something to do with it? Whatever it is, I'm just happy he's happy.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:59 AM   #14 
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lol acouple of my fish like to do that too. I think they are just checking to see if its food or not.

I'm glad he's feeling better, sometimes all they need is some clean water with swimming room.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:05 AM   #15 
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Taz had a blast from the bubbles coming out of my mopani driftwood lol.
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