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Rosy Barb - Sometimes As Though Shes Gone Bezerk

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Rosy Barb - Sometimes as though shes gone bezerk
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:12:37 PM »
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I have a female Rosy that has started to swim erratically for very short bursts. It seems when she gets excited, like feeding time. Its not just upside down, or head down, its swirling and all sorts of very uncontrolled swimming.

Is it something to do with swim bladder? I have no idea.

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Re: Rosy Barb - Sometimes as though shes gone bezerk
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 12:23:41 PM »
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Can you tell us some more information, please (it saves me going back through all your posts  :-[ )

Tank size
Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate readings
pH and hardness (if you don't know your hardness, look on your water company's website)
How many rosy barbs do you have
What other fish are in the tank with the barbs
Added anything new in the last couple of weeks

The more we know, the more things we can eliminate.

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Re: Rosy Barb - Sometimes as though shes gone bezerk
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 03:39:17 PM »
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Hi Sue, nothing added for some time.

I have a planted tank of 256L. My PH is 7.5

I have 3 females and 2 males in my tank. Its still seems to be feeding strongly.

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Re: Rosy Barb - Sometimes as though shes gone bezerk
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 03:49:58 PM »
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Your tank is plenty big enough - it is quite a big fish and it would have been quite cramped in, say, a 100 litre tank.
There aren't quite enough of them (8 to 10 is the minimum number) but there are enough that the fish should not be very stressed.


Something you could try is not feeding the fish for 2 days, then give them daphnia, frozen or live. This is the first thing to try before even thinking about adding any chemicals to the tank. If the cause is over-eating/constipation, this should clear that.

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Re: Rosy Barb - Sometimes as though shes gone bezerk
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 09:01:29 AM »
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Thanks Sue I will try this

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