I have a venustus cichlid, He's NOT looking well at all... i have a 75 gal. tank.. 6 cichlids... i put them in a 10 gallon since i was redecorating the tank for change of surroundings... I acclimated the fish and i observed them for a long time making sure they were doing good in there only temporarily... So i let them be in there for less then 24 hours, all seemed fine... i came back form work and found one my yellow labdidochromis or "electric yellow" fish all bitten up on the fins and looked a little sluggish... i just put him back in the main tank hes doing good! alot better ! And will wait for his fins to get better before throwing back the other fishes into the tank so he can get use to his new surrounding :\
!!!!!!! THE MAIN PROBLEM the venustus i have may have been Bitten up as well!!! but he's in worst shape then the yellow labidochromis , Hes upside down! he's not swimming at all! and his fins are barely functioning, when i flip him right side up and tilt him slightly, he tries to regain his balance, his fins are ALL bitten up! barely has any intact "in-between fins" by his gills, it's all spread out and thin, I think his "swimming bladder" is not functioning properly either and is the main problem. Also you should know that where the body of the fish meets the fins is slightly red! along any fins areas on the body.....I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love that fish he is so adorable to watch!!!!! he loves sprinting, swimming in the stream of the powerhead. My other fishes don't rarely do that :(
OK No One reply ... My Venus fish Died,The labidochromis Is recovering, and who knows what will happen to the other 4, their still in the 10 gallon... i Put the yellow back int the big tank since they picked at it until he looks better and get use to his new surroundings so he can hide out easier once i throw the others back in...I am leaving the Auratus out Hes WAY too mean to everything and everyone!
ASAP! MEDICAL Professional Assistance needed! Swim bladder?
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