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    Hello i have 4 fish that have suddenly become non active and resting on the bottom of the tank. I have checked all my water parameters and everything was normal. They are not gasping for air or doing anything else abnormal.

    I did a 35% water change just to see if anything would change but still the same. This is going on 3 days now.

    Tank is 120 gal and i have a good canister filter and a large power head so i dont think its an oxygen problem.

    I stopped feeding them the day i noticed this happening becuase i know this type of thing is common with over fed fish. I dont over feed so dont think thats it either.

    Are my fish all just being lazy?
    Can anyone think of anything?

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    you might want to add the type of fish?
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    3 Oscars. 2 are about 10 inches
    1 is about 14 inches
    And a jack thats about 6 inches

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    just a thought... what kind of substrate do you have? If you have sand do you stir it from time to time? My friend lost all his fish from trapped gas coming up from under the sand.

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    Nope no sand, just basic natural gravel and they have been in there for a long time.

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    Try increasing the temperature to 80° Fahrenheit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    Try increasing the temperature to 80° Fahrenheit.
    Temp is sitting at about 82-83

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    Are they eating and pooing normally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry View Post
    Are they eating and pooing normally?
    They where eating lile crazy but i stopped feeding them when i noticed them acting like this. Panic set in and thought it was hi ammonia but it was 0

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    Understandable you are doing the right thing. Trust your instincts you know your fish more then anyone and I believe you will figure it out. Try feeding them again and seeing how they are. If they are eating and pooing ok that is awesome, I wouldn't worry to much. If you notice they are spitting food out, or they are pooing white stringy poo then maybe hexamita. First try raising heat up slowly like ocean said a few degrees. Keep doing water changes too. Just watch for a while and see if you notice any other issues. Let us know what other symptoms you find. Hope they get better, it's not fun I know.

 

 
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