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Old 02-09-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Does this fish have a swim bladder problem?

Hey guys, what does it mean if a fish moves his finds left, right, left right, as if he is trying to stabilize himself? TIA!
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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hes swimming?
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:04 AM   #3
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what kind of fish?
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:13 AM   #4
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It was a moorish idol I saw at my LFS. They had two. One swam graceful, and they other swam more with his front fins going left, right... than his tail. I know my angels padle like this some when they are stationary, but not when swimming....
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Could be a number of thing or it could be nothing, Moorish Idols have a very poor survival rate and i wouldnt assume it is good if u think it is swimming funny, but no way to know exactly what it is , most swim bladder probles cause the fish to lose all control such as sinking, floating upsidedown, or floating on a side.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:42 AM   #7
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Moorish Idols have a very poor survival rate
I would stay away just b/c of that. Revhtree can tell you. They are not able to be kept happy in the vast majority of our tanks....yet .
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thats what I've been reading around here
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they don't eat, so he's probably starving.

apparently there is some bannana flavored stuff you can soak their food in and they will eat it........... that's just what I heard though.

I think if you get one with a scar on it's face and half of one of it's fins torn off you should be okay though.
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My Idol ate any and everything I put in the tank. Flake, frozen, live, mush, pellets, nori, it ate it all, and alot of it. One day it ate, and 2hrs later it was gone.

**NOTE** This was in my early aquarium imaturity
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