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Paradise fish help

Discussion in 'Anabantoids' started by AemaethUK, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. AemaethUK

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    Hello I have a 2 Paradise fish one male and one female and 5 mountain cloud minnows.

    I do water changes every week at 20/30% with treated water the temperature stays at a constant 20-22, the tank is a fluval edge and has plenty of rocks and foliage for them to hide and explore, however recently the male has been hiding at the bottom of the tank and goes up occasionally for air the female is fine darting around happily and the minnows just do what they normally do hang in their school.

    Just want to know whats happening to my paradise fish is he ok/natural to relax at the bottom or is it something else ?
     
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    What size tank is this? Any readings on params (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, etc.)?
     
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    I havent been able to check the Parms atm, however i've got it tested and supposidly the water is fine i did get the readings however it turned to mush when it started raining and got absolutely soaked!
     
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    so what do you think is the problem ?
     
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    You need to buy a test kit that will check for, at the minimum, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Liquid test kits are better. You will need to cycle your tank, if it has not cycled already. There is a sticky in the freshwater newbie section on how to cycle a tank.
     
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    I don't think you've told us the size of the tank. How much are you feeding them and is the male pigging out? My male black paradise fish will eat huge hunks of food and sit down bottom for a couple of days.

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