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tarannosaurus

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  1. My telescope sucks air all day and then becomes floaty on a daily basis. Does your tank have a lid? I found that if I fill the aquarium all the way to the lid, there is literally no air to suck. Maybe you can try that. My apartment isn't level so my guy found a spot where he can still do it.


  2. Okay, I will quarantine him today.

    The other oranda has that black mark almost all the way down her fin now. I don't know what to make of it. Also, she has been nipping at the boys. I have never seen her do that before. She was picking on my floaty telescope a few days ago and then the blue oranda last night. She kept going for his rear. What's that about? I didn't see any damage on anyone.


  3. Thanks for the help guys, I'm just getting disheartened because one of my orandas has started pecking at him. I wish there was a way to get him to stop sucking air. I really believe his bad habit is the cause for the floatiness. It's hard to feed peas multiple times during the day because I have to go to work. He's usually already floating by the time I get home. Is it really okay to just leave him like that? :(


  4. Okay, thanks for getting back to me. Based on the damage seen above, do you think their fins will grow back? Assuming I maintain good water quality of course.

    He's (the blue oranda) been sitting on the bottom a lot the past couple of days. But he always moves when I approach the tank, so I don't know if he's just being lazy. Another spot appeared on his face yesterday. He's eating fine and his poop looked normal the last time I saw it.

    Your Blue Oranda is gorgeous. I love his big full wen. I'm sorry he's not doing well at this time. It is not normal for a fish to be bottom sitting. I don't think he's being lazy. I think he's not feeling well. Could it be the high nitrates, the red mark on his cheek, both, or another reason? I'll let a Mod help you with that. I do hope he will be okay soon.

    I have a fish that hasn't been well also and he comes to greet me when he see's me get near the qt tank.(sometimes) But when he thinks I'm not watching he is bottom sitting in a corner of the tank usually. :(

    :) Thanks for the kind words. It's sad that my handsome guy isn't feeling well. I really hope your fish starts feeling better soon too.


  5. Okay, thanks for getting back to me. Based on the damage seen above, do you think their fins will grow back? Assuming I maintain good water quality of course.

    He's (the blue oranda) been sitting on the bottom a lot the past couple of days. But he always moves when I approach the tank, so I don't know if he's just being lazy. Another spot appeared on his face yesterday. He's eating fine and his poop looked normal the last time I saw it.


  6. I appreciate that you guys want to help. He's either sucking air or floating. That's all there is to him. I really do want to help him if there is a way.

    I feed all of my fish soaked Pro-Gold daily. I feed peas at least weekly. Sometimes there are bubbles in his poop.


  7. Haha I know! That face looks like he does it on purpose! It's a lifestyle he's chosen and I don't feel bad for him.

    I try to keep spinach in the tank and I do soak his food. Is it okay to feed peas every day? I haven't thought of floating plants before.

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