My BIG Australian Rainbow (they VERY sexually active one) I noticed was acting very strange to me. I look closely...and it seems as if she can't close her mouth. It is gaped open, and she seems to be flaring out her gills when she does breath...of which this seems to be heavier than normal as well.
Other than that, she trys to eat...but I don't think does so well....It's almost like you can see her jaw muscle at the bottom of her mouth..that you can't see on any of the other fish. It has gotten progressively worse lately, and she has become dull. Not interested in the other fish like she used to...just sits alone, but still swims around VERY actively when she does actually swim. I have had this rainbow for more than a year...she is beautiful and all
so I'd like to try and figure this out.
Water parameters are fine...nitratres climbing a little, but that can be easily fixed with a water change. Temp is a little low..I think my heater is getting ready to conk out...Any help would be appreciated..I will try and get a picture when i get home from work if you think that would help!
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