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Is It Normal For New Fish To Bottom Sit?


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I just bought a lionhead yesterday, and it has been bottom sitting from time to time. Is this normal for a new fish due to stress? If wondering, the tank is 20 gallons, cycled. Ammonia is 0, Nitrite 0, nitrate 20.

-James

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yes it is normal for a new fish to be a bit inactive. I would keep the lights off and feed very sparingly. So long as the water conditions are good and the fish is eating i would not worry about this. Just monitor him and keep him quiet. is he in quarantine or with other fish

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yes it is normal for a new fish to be a bit inactive. I would keep the lights off and feed very sparingly. So long as the water conditions are good and the fish is eating i would not worry about this. Just monitor him and keep him quiet. is he in quarantine or with other fish

One other fish in the tank, not QT.

-James

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It is advisable to quarantine your fish before you add them to your main tank, just to make sure you don't spread any nasties to your already existing fish.

However, what's done is done. Now you have to just keep onto of your fish and watch to see if nasties were spread. If they were treat both.

Your nitrates are high, I'd recommend a water change.

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