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Cockroach

New fish with floating problems

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I just bought a fish and about 10 minutes after putting it in the tank it started doing this

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Test Results for the Following: Just set-up the tank two hours ago so everything if fine

  • * Ammonia Level:
  • * Nitrite Level:
  • * Nitrate level:
  • * Ph Level, Tank: 7
  • * Ph Level, Tap: 7
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? No test done
  • * Water temperature? 68f
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10g it has been running for 2 hours
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval plus 1 (53 gph) I seeded it with filter media from my other tank
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? No water change yet

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? I just filled up the tank 2 hours ago
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? One 1" Ryukin
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Topfin dechlorinator
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Have not fed it yet
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? It is the only fish in the tank and I just bought it
  • * Any medications added to the tank? No
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment: None
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? It floats with it's back end up

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Hi Cockroach :)

Sorry it seems your fish isn't doing well.

A more experienced person should come along and help you soon however they will need an ammonia, nitrite and nitrate reading it is very important!

Can you get buy yourself a good test reading kit from your pet shop?

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Im wondering since this fish is in a QT tank and its using your water. If the PH from the store was different than yours. Is there anyway you can call them and ask them what the PH was in there tank? :)

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Also did you feed it once you got it home?

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The PH is the same as at the store and I have not offered it any food yet.

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He seems to be a little better now. I just fed him a little bit of gel food. The filter seems to bother him so I'm wondering if I should turn it off at night?

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I wouldn't turn off the filter. They need that system running. A healthy fish won't have trouble with a filter. You may want to wrap clean pantyhose around the filter as a safety measure. Did you make sure to slowly acclimate the new fish? I suspect it is stress from different water/different temp/new surroundings.

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I slowly acclimated him before I let him out of the bag

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Instead of turning off the filter try putting something in the tank that will disrupt the current and let him hide. I often just put a regular drinking glass in my QT tanks, tipped on the side.

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Your fish could just be very senstitive to changes in environment. I remember when I brought my fish Sachi home he was shaking violetly as if there was an electrical current in the water. I ended up buying Nitra-zorb to ensure the water parameters were perfect and covering the tank with a towel to keep it darker. By the next day he was calm and composed again. Your fish might just need a dark and comfortable adjustment period. Chrissy's idea is a good suggestion or you could stick some filter floss up by the top of your filter to break the current a bit. Good luck!

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Thanks, I'll put something in the tank for it to hide in.

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