C. travancoricus not swimming right

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One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

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C. travancoricus not swimming right

Post by Pfläumle » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:19 pm

Hello, so my C. Travancoricus (dwarf puffer) is not swimming right. She lays on either the substrate, on plant leaves, or in hiding caves mostly. When her sister goes up to her, she will dart away, but quickly just fall to the bottom. I recently got both of them 2 days ago, and the other one is doing well-bright, curious, and very active. What should I do? :(

Water Parameters- Nitrate 0, Nitrite 0, Ph 7,5 KH 40, GH30, Ammoniak 0

Tank Size and all inhabitants- 40l with 2 dwarf puffers

Feeding, water change schedule, and list of all products that have been added- Attempted feeding with bloodworms once, didn't accept them so removed, waited another day and fed them tubifex worms and removed any extra. Haven't fed anything else yet today. Water changes with them haven't been done yet as I've only had them for 2 days now. No other products have been added to the aquarium, however there various plants of which I don't remember the names of.

Length of aquarium setup and cycling-It has been set up for 3 weeks and was cycled without fish

https://vid.me/WZUX A video that better discribes it

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