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Old 11-13-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Rapid Breathing Angel

I have a little while pealy angel, about a inch and a half in length excluding fins. Hes breaking quite rapidly and opening his mouth while at it. And he hovers around the top, then goes down to the bottom for awhile.

Is this normal behavior?
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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No it isn't normal, what are your water parameters and how long has your tank been set up? It could be a number of things, ammonia or nitrite poisioning is one option. Does he flash on rocks or plants? Any skin abnormalities? Any information you can provide will be helpful.
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PH is about a 7.0-7.1, 0ppm of ammonia, I dotn have nitrate or nitirite test kits, which I need to purchase real soon. Two fish recently died, that neon, who I didnt take out after he died for a day, and that angel that I took out before, who didnt show any signs of decaying either.

hes been doing this for a couple of days now. Im going to do a water change tomorrow. What else can Ido ?
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A water change as soon as possible, tonight would be better. How long has the tank been set up? After 2 deaths the nitrites are probably up.
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I am sorry for your losses. How old is your tank? What other fish are in it? How big is your tank? What kind of filter do you have?
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Like Zagz said, it sounds like Nitrite poisoning do a water change ASAP.
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