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LemurLad 02-01-2010 06:16 PM

One Sick Danio
Hey folks,
One of my zebra danios in my 10G hasn't been eating and is acting awfully lethargic lately. He stays in the corner by the heater, just a few inches below the surface. During feeding time, he doesn't make any effort to get food, mainly nips at what floats by him.
The rest of the danios look fine, have been eating and swimming about, and bugging my tetras as usual. :rolleyes:

So, should I flush the poor fish (being that they're pretty inexpensive) or try some medicine?


mfdrookie516 02-01-2010 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by LemurLad (Post 1071662)
So, should I flush the poor fish (being that they're pretty inexpensive) or try some medicine?

No, please dont! That is one of the most irresponsible things an aquarist can do. If need be, use a humane method to kill it. What are your water parameters? Just because all the other fish are healthy looking doesnt mean everything is good in the tank, it could just be a weaker fish showing signs first

Sonomakid 02-01-2010 08:00 PM


cwt 02-06-2010 10:41 AM

Give it some time... danios which do that aren't necessarily sick. They're just quirky fish. I have older ones (which are probably about 2 years old) which do that and then it's time to start thinking about what to do when they're 'done'. But if your fish is new, I wouldn't worry about it.

LemurLad 02-06-2010 02:39 PM

Exactly what mine did as it turns out! :D I turned up the heat a lil bit, though. Rearranged my 10Gal too to give the danios and tetras a bit more wiggle room. And my gourami has a nice place to hide out.

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