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Old 01-12-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Mandarin Behavior is Concerning

My sweet little mandy the blue mandarin is not acting herself today. I'm looking at her right this second as I type and am getting more concerned each minute.

She isn't fluttering at all, she's just sitting on the sand bed kinds behind a rock. She does move around, I've been monitoring her since about 6 this morning. So she's mobile. She also didnt come out for breakfast today at all, I didn't see her eat today, not one bloodworm which is very unusual.

She has no marks on her, she's fat so she's not starving, other than the YWG doing the open mouth thing to her on occasion I haven't seen any hostility at all in the tank.

Any ideas? Should I be worried?
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Anyone? she is still perched under a rock now, no fluttering but her eyes are moving. She hasnt pecked a single peck all day.

what should I do? just wait it out?
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Maybe you should wait because I know sometimes there are moments when people get ahead of themselves...but I'd think you would know the answer already with all the good advice you give!
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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It's hard to say, but really there's not much you can do other than wait it out. If its been eating up till now & has no obvious marks, you need more evidence before making a diagnosis.

Could very well be just an off day, which I hope it is. Keep us posted. Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Any update on Mandy? Did she start eating again?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Maybe just having a lazy day. Moping about how she doesn't get outta the house.
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Nope. she didnt eat this morning or just now. :-( She is still kinda fluttering, but she's hiding in the rockwork. i just now caught a bristleworm wrapping itslef around her. I chased it away and Mandy swam away too but I have a really bad feeling about this.....
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Can you QT it? Grasping at straws, but maybe a broad antibiotic/antibacterial treatment. Doesn't sound good, but no way to pinpoint what's up. Just throwing it out there in absence of anything else
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That really sucks Carey. I know my mandarins are my favorite fish of the tank. Hopefully she pulls through
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Doesn't sound good. What are your parameters?
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