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Old 02-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Gasping

I have a 55 gal tank with an appropriate amount of fish

The water quality is always good. I check it once a week and typically do a 25% once a week.

However, I noticed that the other day they were gasping. I haven't witnessed them do this that much in the past. What causes this? I have a rather large airstone as well
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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Can you specify what fish you have and how many of each and what your exact water params are. If we know this we should be able to help.
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Agreed- your exact water parameters & your stocking situation will def help to figure out a possible cause.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #4
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1 Bolivian ram
2 bosemans rainbows
1 australian rainbow
1 blue neon rainbow
2 very small clown loaches. About an inch each
2 corys
1 gourami
1 kribensis
1 sucker
3 danios

Ammonia - 0 to .25 - closer to 0
Nitrite - 0
Ph - 7.6
Nitrates - .25

Keep in mind I just did a water change and haven't checked since then, however,
I can only imagine the parameters are lower.
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It could be due to ammonia/bad water conditions, and/or not enough air. Do you have a high gilter output that could supply air, or a bubble stone/wand?
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It could be due to ammonia/bad water conditions, and/or not enough air. Do you have a high gilter output that could supply air, or a bubble stone/wand?
Yup I have a pretty long one. O doubt its water quality.
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Yup I have a pretty long one. O doubt its water quality.
Test again in the morning to see
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Correction. Nitrates at 5.0.
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Do you know that you need to shake the bajesus out of the nitrate kits in order to get good results?
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Do you know that you need to shake the bajesus out of the nitrate kits in order to get good results?
I shake all of them pretty good before testing.

I have really good bio filtration.

55 gallon tank

1 - Aquaclear 70 with foam, carbon and bio filter

1 - Aquaclear 30 with foam and my own custom pads for fine particle work

1 - Fluval 205 with foam, 1 tray of filter media, 2 trays of biomax.

I don't think they are doing it anymore. It might have been something that got in the water. Maybe from my arm when cleaning or what not.
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I was thinking it was maybe oxygen issues. I was looking for some feedback on that being the issue. I have worked really hard on water quality and im pretty sure it wasn't related.
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