Flashing - why??

Metermaid

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Severeal of my Mbuna have been flashing over the last couple of days - I can see no signs of any disease or injuries, all feeding well - water reading for ammonia and nitrite zero, nitrate 20, pH 7.9.

Are there reasons why these fish do this other than a potential problem?

Thanks

Rita
 

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Mine were doing this aswell!!

I told my LFS and the bloke said that it may be some microscopic worm/bacteria thing that attaches to the fish and spirals round and slowly digs a hole into the fish (microscopic)

Anyway, he told me to treat it with anti-whitespot and it worked!!

I used eSHA EXIT
 

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for some reason (and i dont know why) mbuna always seem to do this from time to time.. never any sign of disease and i have never treated with anything..pretty normal behaviour :/ its a strange one.

thats not to say its always the case though..
 

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Pretty typical Mbuna behaviour, when i see it, i always double check there is no sign of disease/infection but there never has been to date. The little guys (and not so little) like to keep me busy :lol:
 

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Some flashing is normal, though nobody has really figured out why they do it, there are just theories. Excessive flashing could be a sign of a problem.
 

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