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Old 02-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Help - fish breathing rapidly

My tang and foxface are breathing very rapid this morning and I don't know why!
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Anyone? My foxface died the base of his fins were red.
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I don't think the fin coloration is an indicator of the problem - my FF (magnifica) has red fins, he seems fine.
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Re-titled and moved your post. I think you'll get more help that way than just "Help" and in the general fish forum. Good luck. Sorry to hear about your foxface.
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2 things to my knowledge cause heavy breathing and rapid breathing O2 diffecencys and Heavy metal poisoning ... what kind of flow do you have in your tank
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I have a level 2 and 3 koalia power head and an air stone at the back of the tank I also have a skimmer and a bio wheel filter
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2 things to my knowledge cause heavy breathing and rapid breathing O2 diffecencys and Heavy metal poisoning ... what kind of flow do you have in your tank
And also ich. The parasite will get on the fishes gills and cause heavy and rapid breathing.
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Wouldn't the fish be covered in white spots though? They have been rubbing themselves and the blue tang has been having a twitching behaviour we thought maybe parasites?
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Are your fish turning pale? maybe a stocking list and tank size would help us out .

but yes "rubbing" is a sign of parasite. what is your temp at. usually first sign of stuff like this i raise my temp to around 80-82 just as percaution
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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55 gallon
1 blue tang
1 foxface (died)
1 bicolor angel
2 black oscellaris clowns
1 cleaner shrimp
1 neon goby
9 turbo snails

No they don't seem pale. They seem like they can't breathe or something. Temp is 78! Should I turn it up? My 110 is still cycling so they can't go in there
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