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Old 01-17-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 
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He's acting weird again

So guess what! Linguini was doing all fine and dandy after he was almost dead during the christmas holidays (refer to the thread titled "HELP!! *urgent*) , but today I noticed he was acting very strange.

He's been sitting at the top of the tank a lot, sometimes completely on his side, but when I come up or near by he'll swim around and act normal again. Though right after he'd go back to the top and lie on his side looking rather dead almost.

When I turn the light off that's to warm the water, he'll go to the bottom in the matter of 10 seconds. And vice versa.


Is this normal at all? Should I be concerned?
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:07 PM   #2 
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If he's floating on his side, he may have swimbladder disorder.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:22 AM   #3 
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Well, he's acting normal again this morning. I'm not really sure what was up. But he's doing dandy yet again
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:26 AM   #4 
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Mine did the same thing last night, floating on his side and he's fine this morning. Its really wierd!
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:39 AM   #5 
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That is really weird! I kept getting comments from my friends that he looked pretty dead and I was like I knoww =(. But now today he's just swimming around, looking at things and being rather curious actually. It's kind of amusing.

I'm glad to hear that your little guy is doing better though =)
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #6 
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I think that they are kind of like us: some days they don't feel good. But it scares us when they act like that because it makes us think they are dying. Yeah, mine is doing better this afternoon. Thank you. Glad yours is better too!
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:28 PM   #7 
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prly minor swimbladder stuff, maybe its worse after he eats?
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:49 PM   #8 
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maybe. I've been feeding him little amounts every other day to try and reduce chances of constipation or anything. My friend told me that feeding them oatmeal would help it out as well? Is this true?
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I wouldn't try that. Try some frozen or rehydrated freeze dried daphnia. That's what I'm going to do.It's more natural for them.
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If you wouldn't find it in a rice patty in Thiland then don't give it to him
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