Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
atte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 133
Clownfish swimming rapidly in circles

Hey, this is the same fish from the Blind Clownfish? Not eating anymore thread. I'm surprised it's lasted this long but I think it will finally go tonight or tomorrow. It started doing this weird thing shown in the video every 5-10 minutes. It's too late to really do anything and I've written this fish off but I was just curious as to what in the world would cause it to behave like this. Any ideas?

YouTube - Clownfish Update
__________________

__________________
3g Betta cube
29g FOWLR (No longer up)
atte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
iDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: No longer here.
Posts: 2,862
looks like its have some sort of swimbladder or just major orientation issues. not sure which organ controls that..

poor guy, he's certainly distressed
__________________

__________________
iDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
Clownfish swimming rapidly in circles

My maroon clown just started doing the same thing today and was not eating or looking too great yesterday , I have had him for 1.5 weeks and my niger trigger has chewed off alot of his fins. I seperated those two 5 days ago. Any news on what it may be yet?
__________________
Phillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 01:45 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
atte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 133
Sorry to hear your clown is behaving similarly. It's really disheartening. I haven't found anything conclusive but there are some articles/forum posts with similar symptoms. Here are a few of them, they kinda all give different causes:

Exposure to certain PVC plastics that leech chemicals, such as garden hoses: Link.

Genetic anomalies - "if other fish/es not malaffected it's likely not the environment but this specimen per se... Perhaps a developmental disorder. How to put this... fishes aren't as "done" in terms of neurological progress as mammals when they appear "older"... your one fish may have a genetic anomaly that is now just expressing itself" (WetWebMedia, Bob Fenner)

Some kind of virus, possibly lymphocystis: Rare Clownfish Forums

"whirling disease" - Yahoo Answers poster's experience

In my situation I am leaning towards some sort of chemical thing, because I do remember using a new pair of gloves in the tank a month ago. The symptoms seem to fit but I don't know why none of the other fish are affected. With your maroon clown, I'm betting it has a lot to do with his fins being chewed. I don't know much about diseases and treatments, so you might get more help if you create a new thread. Maintain good water quality so he can heal. I hope your clown gets better!
__________________
3g Betta cube
29g FOWLR (No longer up)
atte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
six2sevenproductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Pedro (Los Angeles), Ca
Posts: 160
I have seen this before. What is your water temperature of the tank? and what is the oxygen situation?
__________________
-----SCRK member-----
Follow me on twitter: Reefer_Addict
six2sevenproductions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
atte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 133
The temperature is at 78 F and pH when I checked about a week ago was 8.1. I actually put this fish down yesterday ... it was in worse condition than in the video. It hadn't eaten in weeks and was fading away with tail rot and everything, and couldn't even swim in a straight line anymore. I felt really sad doing it but I think it was the right thing to do.

For the future and just in general though I'm curious as to what was going on. You said you've seen this before, do you know what it is and how to cure it?
__________________
3g Betta cube
29g FOWLR (No longer up)
atte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
six2sevenproductions's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Pedro (Los Angeles), Ca
Posts: 160
In the experience i had the water was too hot. My clown was swimming crazy in all directions real fast. I cooled the water when my chiller arrived and i thought it was over because he stopped swimming in circles. But now he was so stressed out he would float upside down and move slowly. I removed him and put him in quarantine.

In quarantine he started eating again and recovered fully
__________________
-----SCRK member-----
Follow me on twitter: Reefer_Addict
six2sevenproductions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 10:13 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Krypt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Holley, NY
Posts: 752
Sorry for your loss Atte. I hope the future brings you better times for your tank.
__________________

__________________
"If your wife ever asks how much something was for your tank, just tell her you got it on sale and you had to have it! She'll understand"

-Chuck
Krypt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
api, clown, clownfish, swimming

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Panda Cory swimming in circles most of the day. i3k Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 11-04-2010 05:59 AM
Fish swimming in circles with "weighted tail" corrado33 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 06-21-2010 11:56 PM
Danios swimming in circles?!?! jmaglich Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 09-12-2006 11:25 AM
Clownfish swimming behaviour? dstiefel Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-18-2005 05:55 PM
Platy Swimming in Circles caribou Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 5 07-15-2005 02:37 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.