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Fishboy1988

Spinning X-Ray Tetra

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Kia ora,

 

Woke up this morning and my X-Ray Tetra has issues swimming and is spinning around as can be seen in the below video:

Checked the water and nothing out of the ordinary: 0 Ammonia, 20ppm Nitrate, 0 Nitrite, 7.4 pH. We've had these X-Rays for about 14 months so they're not new. 

Only recent change to the tank has been adding 3 baby Gold Barbs from Hollywood Fish Farm about 2 weeks ago. 

I have Melafix on hand but I've never used it before and unsure if this is the right treatment. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Hey yeah it is, that’s why I’m a bit worried. 
 

The barb had a bent spine and was laying on the same side and couldn’t right himself. 
 

This one seems to be able to swim and move around, and alternates between sides and being upside down. 

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I can't see any sign of redness around the gills or rapid breathing, indicating parasites or other nasties or I would wonder if something was infecting the barbs you added 2 weeks ago. I am assuming you did not quarantine them first. Water temperature OK?

Sorry I can't offer any other advice.

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