what the hell just happened
Posted 22 June 2015 - 06:57 PM
Sounded weird as hell!
His mouth and gill plates were wide open as though some sort of cramp (couldnt close on its own by looks of it)
Just as quickly as it started it finished amd now is just mooching about on the bottom.
Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:31 AM
Foreign bodies in the intestines (i.e. a stick crossways). Carp vomit like that. It is yellowish most times when I've seen it. I don't know if the live or die.
Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:56 AM
Assuming this is your weather loach, it was probably just voiding air that had been used for intestinal respiration. I've seen them perform an s-curve when getting rid of it, what you describe isn't quite normal but as long as the fish is behaving otherwise normally, don't worry. Might have been waiting for someone to pull its finger. Check your filtration and surface agitation, if it's using atmospheric breathing regularly it might indicate you need to raise DO.
Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:50 PM
Or - what Latimeria said - there was no science involved in my answer.
Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:12 PM
I know you Scots like your curries Andy, but you'll have to stop feeding the curried ants eggs to them.
Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:52 PM
no joke, happened again about an hour ago. stuck my face up to the glass for a look(aye aye get the jokes in quick), it freaked out and prety much went ballistic in the tank and predictably seized up exactly as before and sank to the bottom on his back mouth wide and gill plates open wide.
this time he did sort of fart but with no air bubbles but the sound was quite loud, kinda like a slow high pitched fart we would do in a bath. thats as best as i can describe it.
this is most bizarre.
Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:07 PM
"He" looks like a "she" to me, unless it's a real porker. That abdomen looks like that of a gravid fish.
Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:28 PM
The pic is also a little decieving as it does look fatter than it actually is. Lost a wee bit of weight past two weeks i reckon. Thankfuly today though its eaten about half a pea (with the thinking it maybe need a bit of a flush through)
No freak outs or fainting since yesterday but a little concerned its been sat in the corner since.