Epeleptic fits in fish

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Guys I've got something rally weird happening with my fish which I've been unable to diagnose. After I put my lights on some of my fish display what I can only describe as an epileptic fit. They swim spiraling out of controll erratically and bump into rocks and corals injuring themselves. Can anyone offer me some advice or direction to research this? I can't seem to load the video up on here but it's clear they are convulsing.
     
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    Are the lights coming on gradually or pow the lights are on an instant?

    Maybe they saw your morning face & got a fright?
     
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    Lol.
    Put room lights on 1st then tank lights about 10 min later my lights came on I have to put them on manually.
     
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    Stray current?
     
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    Just saw the clip on FB. Is it only the yellow tank & flame angel doing it?

    It looks strange though wonder if they have a parasite attached to them somewhere.
     
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    i would look at various things, mostly seems related to nervous stimulation caused by lights turning on, so heavy metals, coppers, nitrite although not toxic really in saltwater in high levels it can be, then check ammonia.
    I would also look at stray current mentioned by tekkengal.

    toxins, diseases, injury and electric shock are most causes of seizures in animals with a nervous system
     
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