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Re: Buoyancy in Fancies

Subject: Re: Buoyancy in Fancies
by Neilos on 19/11/2010 2:19:35

Thanks for the reply - had a fish shop visit earlier and I've now got some of the Tetra Gold Japan and Ocean Nutrition wafers - shall see what sort of results they provide after a few days of fasting. Shop had none of the recommended plants, and the ebay seller was out of moss balls (I've bought from them before too, but it got cancelled as they were out of stock of the stuff I ordered then as well), so I've ordered with another seller who looked pretty good.

I feed them around 6.30pm-7pm, and lights out for them is around 11pm.

I never see bubbles in their poo, but they do love playing in the bubbles from the spray bar - could they be swallowing air when they do that? Today the ranchu was fine, then he went playing around chasing broccoli which was in the bubbles and five minutes later he was upside down (which hasn't happened for a long time). Righted himself but didn't seem too happy.

And funny you should mention sore backs... the ranchu (always him, Flump (the oranda) just gets on with it but little Chub seems to need more attention) seems to have developed what looks like fungus on his back where it pokes out of the water when he's buoyant - looks white and a little bit 'fluffy' (seems to have come on just in the last two days, he's never had it before). I'm guessing that bit of his skin is a little bit damaged from being out of the water so much... ah, more expense! I guess just a standard fungus treatment would be the best course there. Unless it's fishy sunburn from the light (he picks a spot right under it to float :() so shall leave that off too.

Hopefully they'll perk up a bit in the next few days, thanks again for the advice :)