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Common Swimming Tilted


ryukingirl793

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My common Sushi is swimming tilted constantly. Swimming ok, just crooked. I heard commons can't get sbd, so could it be a bacterial infection? :unsure:

Ammonia:0

Nitrite:about 7, but full of detoxifiers

Nitrate: about 30

Ph: seven point something, i don't know!

55 gallon running for 6 weeks today

topfin 60 power filter

once a week 25% water changes

use prime, stress coat, using melafix for fin rot

3 fish, all under 2 inches, no new fish

feed them gel food

fin rot on sushi, and scales missing in patches, already posted about it

no unusual behavior

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:yikes:krazy:

If your nitrite is really 7 then your fish are in serious trouble. That level is toxic - very toxic. Apparently the treatments and 25% change is not enough.

There may be other problems, but you cannot even begin to address them until that nitrite is lowered.

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Good luck. :hug

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Danielle that is still way to high, do another water change.

And commons can get SBD. Just an FYI, it isn't as common in them as it is with Fancys but possible.

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Not to dismiss the concerns that others have mentioned but commons (in particular) have this habit of swimming at the same angle as the light that hits the tank. So, if your light is shinning in at a 45 degree angle, your common may swim at a 45 degree angle so the light hits the centre of the back (in line with the dorsal fin). Strange but true. ;)

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Adding to the others' comments, high nitrites can cause erratic swimming behaviour so possibly once these are under control, his posture may straighten out.

In future, never allow the nitrites to go over 1.00, max. Anything above that level is dangerous. The only way to keep the level down is to do water changes, as much and as often as needed, even if that means doing 75% changes daily. 25% per weke is not enough even for a cycled tank, let alone a cycling one. You should really be aiming for 30-40% weekly changes with gravel cleans after the tank has finished cycling (and very large changes now to keep the nitrites down).

Let us know how he gets on. :)

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