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Old 11-26-2021, 07:44 AM   #1
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Sick Ropefish

Noticed my ropefish just floating at the top with his tail just hanging. Nothing has changed and water parameters are good. He's floating like he's dead but he's still breathing and moves just alil. Can anyone tell me what this means?

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What are the water parameters?

Are they tested with test strips or liquid test?


How long has this tank been set up and are you familiar with the nitrification cycle, check the article in my signature link for some good tips and information.

What is your tank size,
and water change schedule how much
how often?

Is there a decent amount of air for him.

Usually there is a water problem if hanging out at the top, which could have been something that happened 4-8 weeks prior too, which could have had a NitrIte issue and damaged internal organs.

Do you see any external parasites? Gills, mouth anal vent, any tiny black or white specks, wiggly wormy things, string like things???

What size is the fish
how long have you had it?

Are there any other fish in the same tank?

What are you feeding him?

These are generally wild caught, and could also have internal parasites, is the belly hollowed in at all?

What does the poop look like?
New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?

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