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King1968 King1968
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Re: Fish flashing #81
😒 I have three plastic plants not being used would putting then in help ?
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Re: Fish flashing #82
Yes.... most likely they will be eaten
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Re: Fish flashing #83
Plastic plants won't really help as the eggs will be eaten before they hatch
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Re: Fish flashing #84
Looks like they layed them today never mind
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Re: Fish flashing #85
A zebra danio and a pearl danio are still bouncing quite hard on the gravel now as said before treated with Esha worm and tape worm treatment no joy and kordons ick attack no joy as I have assisian snails and Corydoras I'm limited in treament
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Re: Fish flashing #86
Should I leave it for a month with the new Fluval U3 running and the heater set at 22c put in with new filter,the flashing has been going on for 5 months now no deaths fish eating sometimes some of the fish swim erratically,assisian snails breeding and had cory eggs so very frustrated and confused water tested yesterday

Nitrate 5
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
PH 7.6
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Re: Fish flashing #87
Could rising the temperature from 22c to 24 help with the flashing ?
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Re: Fish flashing #88
This is likely the only reply I'm going to be able to post today, so I'll be as comprehensive as possible:
* the video you showed us did not look like flashing - it looked like fish trying to eat algae from specific locations around the stringray filter;
* if the fish are doing similar behaviour off the gravel, it's very likely they are trying to eat algae or assassin snail eggs laid on it or possibly food debris;
* the water quality seems fine and the fish don't seem to be ill or doing anything unusual besides this behaviour, so, if it's irking you, then you'll need to consider alternatives such as a separate tank for the snails to avoid snail eggs, ensuring no algae build-up on the filter and elsewhere, and having a substrate that doesn't attract algae and is easier to remove food debris from, to avoid the fish trying to eat these;
* as the fish don't seem to be ill, it would do more harm than good to medicate, but the only two products I'm aware of that are safe to use with invertebrates (snails or shrimp) are API Melafix and API Pimafix;
* if you think the behaviour is different to this, then please do capture examples of it on videos to post on here, and we'll try to advise further - but, if medication is required for the tank, you'll probably have to create a new tank for the snails from then onwards.
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Re: Fish flashing #89
Hi thanks for your comprehensive advice,I'll try and video the flashing on the gravel for you,the last platy before dieing after three years started doing the same behaviour so I cleaned the tank and done 50% water changes for a couple of weeks before purchasing the fish I have now.

Thanks again
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Re: Fish flashing #90
Spotted something white on two Pearl danios some are flashing against the new filter and heater

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