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|Floating Tiger Barbs|
So my tiger barbs having been doing this thing where their butts seem to float up when they sit still. It seems to get worse after eating. I'm guessing it has to do with them gulping air when they are feeding. What can be done to make this better and prevent it?
|Posted 30-May-2009 10:02|
The girl's got crabs!
feed them something sinking, or pre-sink their food.
Are there any other signs of illness?
Are they passing waste regularly?
|Posted 30-May-2009 16:31|
|Posted 30-May-2009 16:35|
I have been keeping Tiger Barbs for over two years now, one of my favorite species... I see my TB's do this all the time... It's like they suspend in the tank, nose down without moving for a period of time...
I think if you watch them closely, you'll see that they do it not only after feeding but really any time. I think it's just something these awesome guys just do...
|Posted 13-Jun-2009 12:56|
I have Black Ruby Barbs and they bottoms up float too. At first I was worried, but they seem to be doing okay. The coloring is fine and they swim the same as usual. They aren't struggling to right themselves. I make sure everyone gets thawed, shelled, smashed peas every 2-3 days. I figure no deaths... They must be okay.
|Posted 14-Jun-2009 05:28|
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