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Neon tetras

On 18 Dec 99 at 15:48, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

>  >Just a quick question...I have a group of neon tetras that after I
>  feed them >(flake food) they seem to have to struggle to keep
>  themselves underwater. >If they stop swimming they float up to the
>  top of the water.  I first >thought they were swallowing too much
>  air so I even tried submerging the >food...but that didn't work
>  either...any ideas?

I saw this a few times with my neon tetras, and even more often with 
goldfish. I suspect it is due to overfeeding, rather than bad food (I 
feed Tetra flakes). It doesn't seem to have any long lasting ill