Plenty of live plants. Sub-forums: Journals and Photographs Threads 15.2K Messages 132.3K. Frequent "shaking or vibrating" 3 Appetite is on and off 4. My tiger barb is shaking like a seizure and swimming upside down. If you flash them with a light from the top, it looks as though they have fine "gold rust" on them. Next Last. Molly shaking (almost seizure like) racing around the tank. I just treated with Aquarisol in my African Cichlid tank for scratching and flashing against rocks and walls. Just be careful here - "Flashing" is very normal behaviour with many African cichlids, especially Mbuna. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. Discus shimmying is a symptom, not exactly a disease; it can be accompanied by other symptoms, especially ones that are somehow … Glancing or Flashing is a fish behavior where a fish rubs itself on the bottom of the aquarium, or on the gravel, or on a rock or ornament. If you see your fish glancing, you should immediately treat your aquarium. " Discus Fish. the ones the were newly introduced to the tank started flashing too! 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. Flashing, breathing disorders, discoloration of the gills, septicemia, nervousness or lethargy, lack of appetite or digestive troubles. They twitch and do small jerky movements for a moment and then go full speed into the sand zooming where it seems they struggle with rapid movements followed by zooming around the aquarium and then stop and float. Nolan: So I have some cichlids in a 75 gallon and they where flashing like crazy, because they had ich but the ich is gone ( for it appears it’s gone) and they are still flashing lies crazy. The scales go in and out quickly. Fish are Still Flashing! Swim Bladder Disease As suggested by the name, swim bladder disease affects the part of the cichlid known as the swim bladder. Constant glancing/flashing 2. Cichlid shaking and having seizure like behavior. They "twitch" and try to scratch on aquarium decorations (they look like they are on crack) 2. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality. 1. When it comes out it "twitches" and shakes. 5 - Malawi Cichlids (all males) 20 gal Upright Tank (only circulating 15 gal) 20 Tetra Whisper Filtration System Sand/Gravel Mixture for Substrate (i know I need to get crushed coral) Symptoms-1. Last update: Nov 9, 2020 1 answer. Their color may become dull. Cichlids. Cichlid. 5. I then treated for ich. fish are twitching and itching: PLEASE HELP! Jul 6, 2014. fishlee. Flashing is just another thing similar to that they do when they have parasites, it's not a "disease". What should the pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and high range pH read for my betta fish tank? Removed all rocks and sand from the tank at one point, did individual salt dips on all the cichlids and still the flashing and what I would call twitching and spasms occured. Also it doesn't scratch and scrape its gills there fine. The swim bladder is an abdominal sac lined with epithelium that helps the fish stay afloat. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality. 25 malawi chiclids. But, remember that cichlids do something called "flashing". cichlids.com is the place for cichlid enthusiast to share their dedication, expand their knowledge, and do what they love. Sluggishness, flashing, spider web lesions on skin, color loss, reddened fins, drooping fins, fin damage. 4. one or bothe gills may not be able to close all the way. Absent any external factors, the ram could also be sick. Hole in Head Disease (Hexamita) more common in cichlids: OTC medication for Hole in Head Disease. cichlid prob. American Cichlid. I had major flashing issues with all the fish, including the clown loaches. Fish twitching helppp. Poor water quality can also trigger the shimmies, as can other sorts of poisons such as copper. W. whitexboii Feeder Fish. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. after the water change, i noticed the other giraffe cichlid also does the spasm/twitching like he is having a seizure or is being electricuted. Also they like digging the tank bottom and they dig out plants. My fish kind of twitched and constantly shook their heads which made me believe they had some kind of gill parasite. Suggested Treatment Period: MetroPlex™ Blend: 14-21 days Special Considerations It is very … Course Of Action: Large water change. What are my Cichlids doing when they Shake/Vibrate? 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