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Danio swimming with head higher than tail
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Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: 2003.09.06(Sat)11:04    Post subject: Danio swimming with head higher than tail Reply with quote

One of our Leopard Danios has started swimming about at an angle - she has her head up and her tail down. She is feeding OK (though I have rested them from feeding for two days in case she had a blockage near he swim bladder), and seems otherwise OK. She cannot get about as well as she could before, though.

We are in the middle of changing from a UGF to a Fluval 2 filter, and while both are running, I have removed one of the uprisers from the UGF (there were two). For the first time yesterday I recorded 0.25ppm Nitrite (has been zero up 'til now) - I guess due to the switch-over in the bacteria colony location. All other readings are OK (Ammonia 0, Nitrate 5-10, pH, KH and GH all steady)

No other fish seem to be ill. Does she have an identifiable problem that anyone recognises? Is it likely to be linked to the slight Nitrite rise? She is one of the bigger fish in the tank.

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