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I changed the water today in my 29 gallon with my small red belly and small pacu in it and noticed something ackward. I had drained the water and was refilling it with fresh water and I noticed my P and the pacu were leaning at a 45 degree angle. I thought it looked weird and they seem to be doing fine now. Anyone else had a case of leaning Ps? Just wondering if my fish are strange or if that's a normal thing to have happen.
 

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I just think it is stress man. From my experiences my reds would do that every time I did a waterchange. After the water change I would leave the lights off for a bit and they would settle back in. I don't think it is anything to be worried about.

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It was about a 50% change, so yeah, didn't think about it but it makes sense that it's stress. They're better now and swimming around like normal, so I guess no harm done.
 

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Allow me to rephrase: "No visible harm done". But yeah, I'll definatly be keeping a close eye on them over the next few days to make sure that they're still alright.
 

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Also P's will lean when they are scared. It's a defense mechanism to make it so they are not as visible. Just a thought! My little Spilo CF does it when I get right up to the tank.
 

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I was worried for a bit because my Ps coloration seemed like it was gone, but now he's looking as vibrant as ever and he's schooling with the pacus again so things are good for now, but if something does end up going a little haywire, I'll make sure and post about it. Thanks everyone for your responses. Your knowledge is what keeps me here so much
 

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My new Spilo CF was leaning this weekend when I put it in the tank....I accounted it to stress from all the changes it was going through.... glad you found help here.
 

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I've had my new Rhom for almost 3 weeks now. Checked signs of stress, checked PH, did water change, fed propperly, swims healthy...ect, and till this day, he's in a 45 angle most of the time when floating still. And i have no idea why..
 

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sccavee said:
Also P's will lean when they are scared. It's a defense mechanism to make it so they are not as visible. Just a thought! My little Spilo CF does it when I get right up to the tank.
My 4 inch Rhom does this too when I walk up close to the tank. His fins start fluttering really quick and he leans a little bit. He's just scared of me.
 
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