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Old 03-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Is something wrong with Fishy?

Starting this morning, fishy is laying on the bottom of the 10g tank. The tank is heated and filtered at a temp. of 77 degrees. If I touch my fingers to the glass near him, he'll swim to the top of the tank, take some air, and then sink down again. What is wrong? He is eating, but he is just laying there. It seems like when he swims, he is struggling.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #2 
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Well, I put one of the plastic bottle covering over the filter. He's swimming easier, but he would still rather lay on the bottom of the tank. Is he just resting?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:14 PM   #3 
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Is he in your new tank? If so, there may be a build up of ammonia since its not cycled. But mine is in an uncycled tank and I haven't had any problem with my fish...yet.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #4 
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How old is he? My fish is around 4 years old and he lays on the bottom like that most of the time. It could be age...if your fish is old.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:24 PM   #5 
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I just got him a few months ago, IDK his age. Is something wrong?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:27 PM   #6 
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An older fish will still swim around and eat. He just won't be as active and will lay on the bottom more. I had an older fish that laid on the bottom a lot but he was always quick to come to the top and greet me and interact with me.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #7 
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It's wierd that all of a sudden he would start it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:39 PM   #8 
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Maybe he's just getting used to his new tank.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #9 
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Ur tank isn't cycled yet, so thats most likely what made him do that him, and killed the neon tetras
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Who has neon tetras that died?
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