I have had my tank set up for a while not and have been noticing my fish breathing pretty rapidly and deep.
Temp- 26 degree
Substrate- Eco complete
Dose- flourish 3 times a week
Live stock- pair cockatoo apisto, 9x harliquin rasbora, 8x Cory hasbrosus, 1x peppermint bn
- was weekly until last week I now do twice weekly.
History, it's been about 2 month they have been breathing this way it's most noticeable on my cocktail cichlids. But that could be cause they are the largest fish by far and so can see their gills coming right out. Tank is decently planted, I wouldn't say heavily yet.
I have tried everything I can think of at the moment and my lfs
is stumped as well. I have now even raised my filter outtake for surface agitation losing some co2
All fish look otherwise healthy and amazing colours it's just the breathing that gets me. Their rate of breath is much faster than my other tank.
What can I be missing.?