Dashing Discus Symptom

Wow, that freaked me out. First I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImiStatuesEye He gave me the link AND what to go read up on. I'm going to post the link AND the contents on this page just in case that servers goes down. I want to make sure folks can find this critical info. Here is an EXCELLANT ARTICLE on discus health issues: http://plymouthdiscus.com/discushealth.html My specific issue is called Dashing Discus. This info is from Chris Ingham author of Discus World, the complete up to date manual for the discus keeper. Based on this info below this sounds like a GREAT book. Here are the details on that DIRECTLY from the web site: Dashing Discus (Swimming fast into the sides, or jumping out of the tank) Now and then discus can turn into exercet missiles, dashing and darting in an erratic, skittish, jumpy manner. All water tests prove fine and there seems to be no reason why they have become so unsettled. So I am given some room in this book to look at this commonly growing problem, what might have caused it, and how to correct the problem if you are unlucky to experience it. This is a growing problem that seems to turn up from time to time for discus keepers. It often leaves the discus hobbyist desperate to do something to help his/her beloved fishy friend. It doesn't seem to matter where the discus come from, whether it is Germany, Asia or English bred. Or where the discus has been purchased from here in this country, it seems to affect any discus, in any situation, at any time. But it can be controlled or stopped with some forward planning and basic maintenance in some cases. It all starts with the discus feeding and swimming normally, and going about normal day to day business. Then with no reason just one of the discus will dart across the aquarium, bashing into the side of the aquarium. Many have been killed out right by the blow, and some badly bruised and concussed. The strange thing is that it does not affect every discus, just one or two. This is very distressing for the discus keeper and the first thing most hobbyists do is to quite rightly test the water to see if any problems with water quality are evident. When all tests prove to be fine, this is the point the discus keeper switches to panic mode, and contacts every discus dealer they know or can find for help to solve the problem. But one thing is certain. Many times discus keepers have just changed plenty of water when confronted with this problem and it has stopped this alone brings us to the conclusion that it is connected with something in the water. In all cases, carry out large water changes when ever the problem arises causing unsettled discus will help greatly confirming this theory. This alone seems to stop the discus dashing around the tank for a while. Don't be put off keeping discus because of this, it is not that common. But from time to time this is something from all over the country I hear now and again. So because this has never as far as I know been covered before, I feel it is well worth looking at now. We will need to go through this stage as a process of elimination to get to the route of the problem as it could be a number of reasons. Some say it could even be a parasite, and I will cover this after we go through the main common causes first. STEP THREE: Check all electrical equipment. Even if you can't feel any electricity in the water, that does not mean it is not present. Even low voltage in the water can make some discus go crazy. I found this out a few years ago when I had a cut on my finger. It was only when I placed this finger into the water did I feel a sharp pain from the electric present in the water. I checked all the heaters, in case any glass casings were damaged. All was fine. As soon as I placed my hand with the cut into the sump filter, I felt a large tingle from the water. This was where the clue was. My main water pump was the only electrical component in the filter, so I turned off the power to the pump. Hand back in, no tingle!! The answer was the resin around the motor in the main pump had broken down and low voltage was getting into the water. The discus was picking this up through there sensitive lateral line that picks up electrical signals in the water. Apart from some were finding it less comfortable than others. After a new water pump was fitted, no more problems and the discus settled down again. I only had room for step three which I think is my issue. :-( The other items are common sense around water quality, parasites and basic fish health. I would NOT have thought it was electrical until reading this.

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Wow, that freaked me out. First I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImiStatuesEye He gave me the link AND what to go read up on. I'm going to post the link AND the contents on this page just in case that servers goes down. I want to make sure folks can find this critical info. Here is an EXCELLANT ARTICLE on discus health issues: http://plymouthdiscus.com/discushealth.html My specific issue is called Dashing Discus. This info is from Chris Ingham author of Discus World, the complete up to date manual for the discus keeper. Based on this info below this sounds like a GREAT book. Here are the details on that DIRECTLY from the web site: Dashing Discus (Swimming fast into the sides, or jumping out of the tank) Now and then discus can turn into exercet missiles, dashing and darting in an erratic, skittish, jumpy manner. All water tests prove fine and there seems to be no reason why they have become so unsettled. So I am given some room in this book to look at this commonly growing problem, what might have caused it, and how to correct the problem if you are unlucky to experience it. This is a growing problem that seems to turn up from time to time for discus keepers. It often leaves the discus hobbyist desperate to do something to help his/her beloved fishy friend. It doesn't seem to matter where the discus come from, whether it is Germany, Asia or English bred. Or where the discus has been purchased from here in this country, it seems to affect any discus, in any situation, at any time. But it can be controlled or stopped with some forward planning and basic maintenance in some cases. It all starts with the discus feeding and swimming normally, and going about normal day to day business. Then with no reason just one of the discus will dart across the aquarium, bashing into the side of the aquarium. Many have been killed out right by the blow, and some badly bruised and concussed. The strange thing is that it does not affect every discus, just one or two. This is very distressing for the discus keeper and the first thing most hobbyists do is to quite rightly test the water to see if any problems with water quality are evident. When all tests prove to be fine, this is the point the discus keeper switches to panic mode, and contacts every discus dealer they know or can find for help to solve the problem. But one thing is certain. Many times discus keepers have just changed plenty of water when confronted with this problem and it has stopped this alone brings us to the conclusion that it is connected with something in the water. In all cases, carry out large water changes when ever the problem arises causing unsettled discus will help greatly confirming this theory. This alone seems to stop the discus dashing around the tank for a while. Don't be put off keeping discus because of this, it is not that common. But from time to time this is something from all over the country I hear now and again. So because this has never as far as I know been covered before, I feel it is well worth looking at now. We will need to go through this stage as a process of elimination to get to the route of the problem as it could be a number of reasons. Some say it could even be a parasite, and I will cover this after we go through the main common causes first. STEP THREE: Check all electrical equipment. Even if you can't feel any electricity in the water, that does not mean it is not present. Even low voltage in the water can make some discus go crazy. I found this out a few years ago when I had a cut on my finger. It was only when I placed this finger into the water did I feel a sharp pain from the electric present in the water. I checked all the heaters, in case any glass casings were damaged. All was fine. As soon as I placed my hand with the cut into the sump filter, I felt a large tingle from the water. This was where the clue was. My main water pump was the only electrical component in the filter, so I turned off the power to the pump. Hand back in, no tingle!! The answer was the resin around the motor in the main pump had broken down and low voltage was getting into the water. The discus was picking this up through there sensitive lateral line that picks up electrical signals in the water. Apart from some were finding it less comfortable than others. After a new water pump was fitted, no more problems and the discus settled down again. I only had room for step three which I think is my issue. :-( The other items are common sense around water quality, parasites and basic fish health. I would NOT have thought it was electrical until reading this.

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Most popular comments
for Dashing Discus Symptom

LAWRENCE SOBCZAK
LAWRENCE SOBCZAK - 5 years ago
I'm pretty sure they have internet and maybe external parasites when flickering all the time or internal when dashing and not eating.
paducahFishFan
paducahFishFan - 5 years ago
None of that was the issue. The problem was debris in the tank. They like crystal clear water. I did put in a UV light and did some water changes. After that this discus lived about 5 more years.
Craig Woodhull
Craig Woodhull - 6 years ago
Woody's Discus (FB)
My Discus are NUTS !!!!!! All colors are great, water parameters are perfect. They all eat like pigs. Use to do 50% W/C a day. After Decades of keeping these fish (and breeding), I think i will go back to wilds.
Woody
paducahFishFan
paducahFishFan - 6 years ago
I had to make that tank a lot easier to maintain. If you check out my current videos like this one: https://youtu.be/MJkoiqWxC-4
That was the trick for me.
Holly Anderson
Holly Anderson - 7 years ago
A couple of my angelfish act strange after I do water changes they dart and flicker around I haven't a clue why anyone know what could be the problem ? I do two 25 percent water changes a week maybe I'm doing to much idk.. Anyways nice fish I love discus.
Holly Anderson
Holly Anderson - 7 years ago
+Fergus K It could've been, anyways thanks..
Fergus K
Fergus K - 7 years ago
That's great. It could've even just been something in the tap water then. Our tap water at home isn't always the cleanest and while this might not hurt the fish, sometimes it does produce weird symptoms like that. Either way, keep up the good work!
Holly Anderson
Holly Anderson - 7 years ago
+Fergus K Thanks for the info its been a while since they've done it i do use tap but I use a 5 gallon bucket to refill they are doing really well.
Fergus K
Fergus K - 7 years ago
If you change your water with your tap, often you can get micro bubbles which irritate your fish's gills. I used to have that with my Discus, but all you've got to do is make sure you don't have your hose above the water level. Submerge it and eliminate those tiny bubbles coming out under it. I doubt it's from doing too much. I do 90% on my angel some weeks and it's completely fine as long as you match the temperature (more or less). Hopefully that helps.
CMDiamond99
CMDiamond99 - 8 years ago
at the moment I'm having trouble with dashing discus, one actually jumped out of the tank today! but he is alright. however him and another one of my discus have gone really dark in colour and I'm really worried because this is how i have lost discus in the past. it's weird though, they are all still eating, and in fact they all still get crazy excited when they think they are getting fed. i hope they are alright, i think if they die, that will be it, no more discus for me. I'm starting to get annoyed
Antonio de Luca
Antonio de Luca - 8 years ago
Yesterday my blue angel was having swim bladder problems so I moved him to a hospital tank. As I woke up this morning he seemed ok so I decided to put him back on the main tank. Thing is , righ after I had lunch and came back to my room I couldn't find the fish...he jumped out of it and was still alive. These guys can really scare us sometimes.
Cioccolata Capra
Cioccolata Capra - 9 years ago
i bought 2 discus now, both from a diffrent tank, are now together in one tank. Now the discus swims after the other one, not as following but looks like he's chasing him or dominating the other. Is this something to worry about or is it just playing of some sort?
Herald_of_Xotli SK
Herald_of_Xotli SK - 7 years ago
same problem here. it is reccomended we should of bought more than just two. i bought one, and then a 2nd two days later. if secluded they will be territorial, its a chichlid afterall. i plan to buy two more when u have the $ so they form a group
FitForABetterRide
FitForABetterRide - 9 years ago
Great video and information! Thank you!
Kittawh
Kittawh - 10 years ago
Thanks!
Dreia B
Dreia B - 10 years ago
Wow... Good info. Thanks for sharing! ; )

10. comment for Dashing Discus Symptom

Kittawh
Kittawh - 10 years ago
Have you find out what it was? I lost 4 discus that way few months ago. 2 others survived the crazy swim. Now I have 3 who started to swim/spin very fast. They seams to go in corners to get away from the light. thanks!
bakermankg100
bakermankg100 - 10 years ago
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Shell
Shell - 10 years ago
Yea something spooked him, that's why you heard the splashing and stuff. Glad you got i whatever caused it fixed. I know a couple people were talking about worming them.. Have you ever treated them for parasites or wormed them? Even if they don't show signs of parasites, I would still recommend treating them once every month. Better safe than sorry but that's just my two cents. I treat my discus once a month.
mattsaquariums
mattsaquariums - 10 years ago
They don't loose there color and turn dark and lay on their sides on the ground from a vibration, they go crazy and swim around but not that. But do what ya want man
mattsaquariums
mattsaquariums - 10 years ago
Dude im pretty sure that's not it...
Junaid Begum
Junaid Begum - 10 years ago
Tank and fish are looking great i think u should hlget some floating plants to dim the lighting for the discus so they can have some shade :)
Brian's Fish Tanks
Brian's Fish Tanks - 10 years ago
Glad everything seems to be OK. Discus can be so weird. I seem to see something new with mine everyday.
TM Aquatics
TM Aquatics - 10 years ago
Looking better.
jeremiemcd
jeremiemcd - 10 years ago
Glad to see the fish swimming, I hope it was just the electric prob, , keep up the good wrk, good luck:)
NoMoneyLife
NoMoneyLife - 10 years ago
dam man ...ive seen my discus do this once or twice....not good...

20. comment for Dashing Discus Symptom

Cole Hammond
Cole Hammond - 10 years ago
Glad to see he's up and running. Hope he makes a full come back. :)
John Smith
John Smith - 10 years ago
Hopefully he is fine glad he's alive. :)
Living Fish Bowls
Living Fish Bowls - 10 years ago
+1...it might not be what you want but it is very logical
Aquatic Creations
Aquatic Creations - 10 years ago
I would HIGHLY recommend getting a voltage extractor. Or its called something similar to that. Basically there is a titanium probe that pulls any stray voltage into itself and out if the water. You can find them online for under $15
mattsaquariums
mattsaquariums - 10 years ago
Dude im pretty sure you have intrernal parasties. your discus show signs of it and look very dark so if i were you just treat the tank for it just to be sure even if you think its not.. And the only other time discus will do that is when there is a big vibration, they are sensitve to those
GodofFishtanks
GodofFishtanks - 10 years ago
Glad he's okay!
Lorenzo Kilkenny
Lorenzo Kilkenny - 10 years ago
Make it a all discus tank dude
JacksPlantedAquarium
JacksPlantedAquarium - 10 years ago
Glad to hear he is better hope he will heal

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