Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'vertical'.
I have a butterfly oranda who goes vertical when he stop swimming, He rests on his tail, vertically (head up) on the tank bottom or floats up vertically. But as soon as he starts to swim, he swims totally normally. Other fish are fine. I don't know if is the weight of his tail or a health issue. The guy I bought him from advised me to raise the heat to 76 and add salt. I did raise the tank temp today, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference. I have not yet added salt. He also told me to fast him two days--but I have already tried that with no change in the vertical thing. He started doing this shortly after I added him to the big tank, but definitely did not in he two weeks he was in the 20 G long QT tank. He has been in the big tank about 4 weeks or so. I did have high nitrites in the beginning as had a cycle bump. Now zero. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) If you have a test kit, take these readings before you do a water change. If you don't have a test kit and can't get one immediately, please take samples of tank and tap water to your fish /pet store and request a test. Demand numbers for each test. 20 before yesterday's water change, 10 now (30 hours later) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) Please test tap water. It may contain ammonia or nitrate. Tap water often varies in quality with weather/season, so don't just report an old test. * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Difference in the pH of tank and tap can cause distress in your fish. We need both tap and tank results. 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) If you don't have KH and GH tests and have municipal water, you can often get this information from the water company. 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Please answer both brand and type. API drops * Water temperature? If you don't use a heater, give the the air temperature. 70 usually, just raised to 76 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Please answer both questions. If you aren't sure of the volume of the tank, give the length, width, and height. 135 gallons, running about 2.5 or 3 months. Bare bottom tank with a rock and piece of driftwood and an airstone. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? By the "size" of the filter we mean the gph/lph that it claims to turn over. Fluval FX6 * How often do you change the water and how much? Please answer both questions. Twice a week, 80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Please answer both questions. yesterday 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 butterfly oranda 4.5", 1 telecope 4", 1 oranda 2.5", 2 orandas 1.5", 1 oranda 1.25" (6 total) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Water conditioner means the agent used against chlorine. If you don't use a water conditioner, say why, for example, "well water." "Water additives" include anything else that you regularly or recently have added to your water, including buffers, water clarifiers, algaecides, etc. Fritz ammonia. chlorine and cloramine remover * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. North Fin goldfish food, once a day, sinking pellets. * Any new fish added to the tank? If you have added new fish in the past few months, indicate which ones, the duration of quarantine, and any treatments you used during quarantine. 5 fish (inlcudinh this one) were added to the original fish about 1 month + ago after 2 weeks QT. No treatment during QT * Any medications added to the tank? This includes any used recently or currently in the tank. Added prazi to big tank when i first added the 5 fish to the big tank (I had not received it when they were in QT). * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This can be a long answer if you have a sickly fish. You can link to old D/D threads if we have advised on treatment before. Only Prazi, two treatments 4 days apart or so. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? List all physical symptoms. No * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? List all behavioral symptoms. Rest on his tail with his head straight up on the tank of floats up vertically,