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Old 07-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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!HELP PLEASE! Sick Rummy Nose Tetra.


Hi,

I saw this thread:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...-sideways.html

I have a Rummy Nose Tetra that can't swim properly.

When it swims straight it does back flips (as if it loses control) and is now swimming upside down.

I have separated it from the main tank as I am worried the other fish may get ill also.


Is there anything I can do to save it? I read feeding the fish frozen peas might help? I don't see how it can eat at the moment though

Also, is there anything I can do to prevent this in the future?

Sorry, I know there was that other thread with similar problems, just thought I'd ask as I noticed someone saying Rummy Nose Tetras can't catch the blader problem?

Sorry for the newb questions.

Regards,

zuk

EDIT: Also, I changed the water of the main tank to be safe.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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How long have you had the tetra?

Have you added any new fish recently?

How much water did you change on the tank, and did you use conditioner?

Have you checked your water parameters, especially ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH? Do you know what the pH of your tank normally runs?
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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How long have you had the tetra?

Have you added any new fish recently?

How much water did you change on the tank, and did you use conditioner?

Have you checked your water parameters, especially ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH? Do you know what the pH of your tank normally runs?
I bought it 2 days ago.

I have a beta fish in a big bowl and decided to get two more fish as there is heaps of space.

I went to the aquarium and the guy there said tetras will be okay with betas.

He said Black Phantoms and Rummy Nose tetras would be fine.

I have a heater for the water but not a filter and I am not sure about how to check PH level etc.

I have just discovered these tetras should be in groups.. I am kind of annoyed that the guy sold me school fish by themselves.

As soon as I have enough $$ I am going to go buy a filter.

Also he knew I didn't have a filter and I am starting to think I need one for these fish.

EDIT: I changed half of the water.

Also, the Rummy didn't survive the night.

The Beta and Black Phantom seem okay though.
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How big is this bowl?

You're probably better off with the betta by himself. I wouldn't add tetras if the bowl holds anything less than 10 gallons, and even then 20gal would be better.

My recommendation is to fill in the "void" with decorations and plants, instead of more fish. The betta will appreciate it, as well. They like having things to swim around and rest on top of.
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How big is this bowl?

You're probably better off with the betta by himself. I wouldn't add tetras if the bowl holds anything less than 10 gallons, and even then 20gal would be better.

My recommendation is to fill in the "void" with decorations and plants, instead of more fish. The betta will appreciate it, as well. They like having things to swim around and rest on top of.
I am not sure in gallons, it is pretty damn big though (for a bowl).

It has a big plant in the middle (isn't alive though) it has heaps of places to hide etc.

The Betta's behaviour has actually improved since introducing more fish though.

It is the shyest betta I have ever seen, it won't flair etc. But now it seems more active and the phantom and betta stay close to each other. - I must point out when I say more active, it isn't aggressive at all, I have never seen it harrass the other fish.

You probably know what your talking about though.

Thanks for your advice.

I'm thinking of buying a big tank with filter etc and get more tetras.
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