Fish Breathing Fast
Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:28 AM
I was just wondering if you know what it means if your fish are breathing at double the rate they normally do. I put melafix in the tank for four days in a row and that is the only thing that is different about it. The reason I put melafix in the tank is that the biggest guy in the tank is picking on the smaller ones and one of them got pretty beat up. Right now im doing a 30percent water change and I'm going to add some bubbles to the water to try to get more O2 in there (hoping maybe thats the problem). If anyone has any info that would be great!
Oh yeah the tank is a 120gal. Filstar cannister filter and the tankmates are 5 frontosas (measuring from 2.5-5 inches)
Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:23 AM
get a full test kit and test your water, in the mean time id keep the water changed up and add prime where possible.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:35 AM
hope your fish pull through fronnys are quit the expensive fish but deffinately a pleasure to watch !!!!. got 1 myself, had 2 but one commited suicide down the back of the tank while i was out one day
Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:33 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:30 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:47 AM
Whenever you treat a fish tank you should add some extra surface turbulence to maximise the oxygen levels in the tank. Melafix, like everything else used to treat fish, depletes some of the oxygen carrying capacity of the water. The extra aeration helps to alleviate these types of problems.
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