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Old 05-15-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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i just got a neon dottyback and acclimated him to my tank for about a halfhour, hes still swimming around but i can see he is still breathing really heavily is this normal? i guess because hes still adjusting or did i do something wrong how long does it usually take for the fish to get to normal breathing
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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just a little update he has been in the tank for about 2 hours now, he is still pretty active he found himself his cave and is swimming in and out of it but i can see he is still breathing heavy what do you guys think, you think he will make it any reassurence would help ease my nervousness thanks guys!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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turn off your lights and let him adjust.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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yea the lights are off, i turned them off when i introduced him, i just dont know about the heavy breathing cause none of my other fish i introduced breathed heavy for more then 15 mins after being introduced hence my nervousness
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what are your water parameters like
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, 0 nitrite, SG 1024 and PH 8.1 my paramaters are usually always good i know its not that i was just nervous that i didnt acclimate him long enough, plus i didnt test the water from my LFS and like i said hes still active hes staying clsoe to his cave which is usuaul behavior for them its just the rapid breathing thats making me nervous i hope it slows down
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