55 gal tank with a african cichlid, and 3 male swordtails. It can be caused by several conditions, although cataract is most likely to cause cloudy eyesight. then i moved the other two males to the tank and theyre flashing too! fish are twitching and itching: PLEASE HELP! Sunday at 4:07 AM; Wills; African / Old World Cichlids. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality. 2 fish Swimming in circles and twitching looked just like the video online, and from what I read that would not happen if the water was bad. Threads 15.2K Messages 132.3K. Sub-forums: Journals and Photographs Threads 15.2K Messages 132.3K. Next Last. :S my male orange cichlid also did that until sunday but has since stopped. What should the pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and high range pH read for my betta fish tank? Swim Bladder Disease As suggested by the name, swim bladder disease affects the part of the cichlid known as the swim bladder. 3. Cichlid shaking and having seizure like behavior. It is the only one doing it and my water is fine. the ones the were newly introduced to the tank started flashing too! Constant glancing/flashing 2. Cichlid. My blue discus has been hiding all week but rushes out when it knows its going to get fed. I had major flashing issues with all the fish, including the clown loaches. The shaking and twitching are also something some cichlids do as breeding behavior trying to attract the mate, but since you already have ich, then I'd say that's the cause. This was in a link above in johnarthur's message. Molly shaking (almost seizure like) racing around the tank. Melafix, and Re: ongoing Af. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. I have 2 canister filters (eheim pro II and a reina) tank was set up for about 5 years. 1 of 2 Go to page. Advanced Aquaria Discussion Forum. They "twitch" and try to scratch on aquarium decorations (they look like they are on crack) 2. Fish twitching helppp. Discus shimmying is a symptom, not exactly a disease; it can be accompanied by other symptoms, especially ones that are somehow … Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:14 am. Go. 1; 2; Next. Same goes for gravel. Cichlids are particularly susceptible to several aquarium fish diseases so if you learn about how to treat and prevent them now, you and your fish will be better off later. Dark spot on head 5. Long story short, I treated for ich, gill flukes, other external and internal parasites with no results. Course Of Action: Large water change. Member. Some cichlids are sensitive to substrate types/colors, and thus won’t display their best colors even if they’re tank bred fish. My tiger barb is shaking like a seizure and swimming upside down. What are my Cichlids doing when they Shake/Vibrate? A Friendly Online Community For Cichlid Enthusiasts. I bought a Melanochromis Maingano cichlid a few days ago and added it to my community tank and when i checked this morning it was dead..this is the second time its happen to me with the same kind of fish..after i took it out i did a 30 percent water change (added some stability & stress coat) then took a sample of my water to the lps and water conditions were good. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality. Today, I observed that the anus of both cichlids appears to be swollen and red fibers are sticking out of the anal cavity. 1. I am also seeing what I think is mating. The swim bladder is an abdominal sac lined with epithelium that helps the fish stay afloat. Poor water quality can also trigger the shimmies, as can other sorts of poisons such as copper. 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