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Old 08-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Von Rio Tetra Very Weird Behavior

Just a few minutes I accidentally bumped into the shelf that my 10 gallon aquarium is on while I was dusting it. Shortly after I bumped into it I noticed that one of my Von Rio Tetras was freaking out! It was literally swimming in tight circles (going upside down) and it bumped into one of the rocks a few times. It did this for about 10-15 seconds and then it kind rested on the bottom on it's side. I thought for sure it was a goner! Now it's swimming with the others as if nothing happened. Is it possible that my bumping into the shelf caused this? I didn't bump into it that hard! None of the other fish seem to be bothered. It's just so weird!

Even though it's acting fine now, I did get out my test kits to make sure my parameters are ok, but I won't have the results for a few more minutes.

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The vibrations may have freaked him out. Don't worry about it for now. Just keep an eye on him for awhile to see if the behavior reoccurs.
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Old 08-27-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hmmmmmm.... here are the test results....

Ph = 7.0
Ammonia = 0ppm
Nitrites = 0ppm
Nitrates = 10ppm

Even if it's just the vibrations that scared my fish, is the Nitrate level to high? Should I do a water change?

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Nope...the nitrates are fine. Everything looks good.
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thanks! Everything seems to be doing well now so I'll just monitor him and make sure he's ok.

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