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Help with hatchet

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by feh, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. feh

    feh Guru Class Expert

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    Hmm... I had to yank one of my hatchets today. Little guy was having trouble swimming... not very alert. Kind of wobbly and not really showing signs of breathing hard. Just kind of wobbly and for lack of better description kinda floating around in the water like he has a bladder issue. No noticable signs of disease but I did see a small red line on the side of his belly. I'm wondering if he got rammed or something. Even just kind of circles around in place. I've noticed they have been kind of aggressive to each other. Darting at each other at times. Any ideas?
     
  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    Information?

    Hi,

    Ammonia spikes are the best bet, large water change, cut back on food clean any rotting plant material.:) Silver hatchet fish tend to be sensitive.

    If it is not ammonia then it sounds like Red Pest:(, if it is you are going to have to treat the tank.

    How long have you had the fish?

    Tank information helps?

    Quarantine procedure?

    Biollante
     
  3. JimG

    JimG Prolific Poster

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    My bet is he jumped out of the water and got a mini-concussion on your tank cover.
     
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