strange vertical swimming behavior

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strange vertical swimming behavior

Post by hannopj » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:17 am

i have some sort of hybrid african cichlid that is several years old. the last couple of weeks he has had a strange vertical stance in the top of the tank, head up. he still eats fine and every once in a while he will sort of snap out of it and swim normally. any ideas of what it is??? swim bladder maybe? otherwise externally healthy.

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Post by Dave Schumacher » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:08 am

It is probably getting picked on by other fish in the tank. It is typical for a subdominant fish to hide out in the top corners of the tank.
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