can fish have fits

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  1. mandy

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    i have a goldie sand gobi and a wrasse that all have a fit now and again and come back to normal but all my other fish are fine............
    any help:please:
     
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    What do you mean? Do they swim erratically? How long does it last?
     
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    They spin totally out of controll, this can last for as long as 2min, as soon as the jam up against something then they relax and settle down again as if nothing has happened
     
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    Could it be stray voltage?
     
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    I dont think so because non of the other fish (2xregals,1Xpurple tang, 1xyellow tang, 3 other goldies,1 changed to male, 1xclown surgeon, 2x tomatoe clowns, 1x oscelaris, 2x cleaners, 1x bananna wrasse + damsels) all doing fine never had a fit only the three mentioned
     
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    the Goldie seems to start the fit at feeding time when it gets excited, after the fit it rests on the rocks for a while then resumes as if everything is normal. the Goby seems to have its fit every night just after the lights have dimmed. it does head over heels uncontrolably till it gets jamed on a piece of rock, then it swims off as if nothing happened. all are eating well all water parameters are normal, totally stumped, no sign of any disease
     
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    I had a leopard wrasse that did the same from time to time.
    It started three years after I got him. He was the only fish who had this problem
    Sadly it died a month after it started and I still do not know why
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Any chance you could upload a video or two of this behaviour?
     
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    Maybe a parasite biting ? Very strange - never seen it before myself.
     
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    Will try capture it on video. Thanks any help will be appreciated
     
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