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Old 10-13-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I have 4 GloFish for over a year. one of them started swimming sideways about 6 weeks ago. Sometimes it will be floating on top as if dead, but if I open the top and start to get it out it swims away. It's still eating regularly, though it looks funny when it's swimming to the food. Now a second one has the same issue, though not nearly as bad. Sorry for the poor quality pics. He's swimming in circles, sometimes normally but most of the time sideways. Still eating well, and this has been going on a few days, not getting worse. I can't figure out what it is, the other two are still normal and healthy.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Its been my experience that when fish start swimming oddly the end is near,if they are Tetra size fish i usually get rid of them.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Its been my experience that when fish start swimming oddly the end is near,if they are Tetra size fish i usually get rid of them.
Probably true, which is why it surprises me that the one has lasted this long. Mine are the Barb variety.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Probably a swim bladder issue. It's hard to know how long he'll last, but he might surprise you.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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I wonder if they are in agony and would appreciate being humanely put down,
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