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Old 10-07-2014, 03:57 PM
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Here's what I suspect:
She swallowed the eggs
She is stressed because of this.
She is sneaking to the surface and is grabbing airbubbles and swims down.
She wants to be holding something and is substituting the air bubbles.
When she has the air bubbles, she will swim with her head down to fight the buyoncy.
Eventually, you will see the air bubbles escape out her gills,
She wil then return to the surface to get more air bubbles.

If this is what's going on, which I strongly suspect, it should go away within a couple weeks.

Nothing to worry about.

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After reading on here I'm 100% sure that's what it is! Agression stepped up a lot once female started holding! These fish are not over fed, no floating food, and all fish are great as of 5am when I left for work! Came home at lunch and eggs are gone and fish is having problems swimming or staying down... I dosed 1.5 cups ebsom salt for 135 gallons at noon as of 3pm the fish is sticking herself between rocks to help hold her down to rest.... I feel stress caused this and wish I would have netted day 4
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How is she doing today?
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She never went to surface as far as I seen. She was just having issue with buoyancy and swimming seemed as if she was in currant while others were not..... She would stick her head an body between rocks to help keep her down but others would eventually chase her off..... I added 1.5 cups Epsom salt yesterday at noon no lights and no food. This am she looks like she is better still swimming harder then the rest but better. She looks as if she might have something in her mouth not sure I doubt it...
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Something in her mouth,... Hard to know without seeing her. Sometimes holding females that swallow will tumble something else after swallowing. I've seen them tumble air bubbles, sand, and food.

One possibility, is that she is still tumbling eggs and has float. I'd be surprised but it is a possibility.

If you are sure she is not tumbling air bubbles, then treating for float seems to be wise. The holding mom always takes priority over eggs or fry. I would not attempt to strip in her condition!!!

In an earlier reply, you mentioned all fish had labored breathing? That is odd and whatever caused that labored breathing could be the culprit for the float. Do you have any idea what may have caused the labored breathing? You didn't happen to do a water change "prior" to this behavior?

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Razz I don't see where I said anything about heavy breathing? These fish have been doing great for month now only one that might have breathed different was this female during this last few days
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All the fish do this big yawn open there lips way up.... What is this?
I think this is where I got the labored breathing in my brain. After re reading it, seems like you are talking about the "gape." Flexing their jaws, possibly trying to intimidate the others??? Normal behavior.
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Yes that's what they do!
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Razz have you ran I to this issue before?
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Fish is all better this evening!
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