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Old 04-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy texas cichlid problem

I have a 13 yr. old tx. cichlid that is now turning sideways, not on top of tank, just by its hole, swims and eats...then again this behavior..has stopped doing its burrowing w/ rocks as well.........water's fine, no bloat, just this??? is it bladder disease beginnings?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Your most recent water test came back with no issues?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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yes, the water was tested and it is fine. some have said that it is just old. i didn't feed for one day and gave a pea. it doesn't float up, it swims fine, then goes to a corner, leaning sideways. it still looks for food though.
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I am not really sure what the issue is. It doesn't sound like swim bladder issues, that is usually accompanied by a lop-sided bloated look.
Your fish is old, so that might be part of it.
For now, the best advice I have to make sure the water stays clean and just keep an eye on her.
Maybe somebody else will have some other advice though.
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