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Found 8 results

  1. So I bought some Peppered Cory's yesterday and put them in my 60L tank and they keep swimming to the top of the tank, would this be due to lack of oxygen in the water? Live plants and silk plants. Other fish in the tank are 1 fighter and 9 Tetras and what seems to be only 1 cherry shrimp.
  2. Just noticed today my 20cm Oscar breathing through one gill. Iv googled this to no avail. otherwise behaviour is pretty normal beside a little picky eating. Amonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10-15 ph 7.5 Now i know this guy can sulk like the best of them, so im wondering if its just some kind of non-medical behaviour & will go in time. Anyone seen this before?
  3. Hey guys was just wonderin if its normal for discus to look like they are breathing heavily ?
  4. It's been ages since I've posted here but I'm at a loss about what to do with my fish. Yesterday afternoon I came home and noticed that the fish (a red forest jewel, 3 small clown loaches, 2 adult bristlenose and a bunch of their "babies" - 2-5cm) in my 3ft tank were all breathing very rapidly. The bristlenose were lining the walls up high and the jewel was hanging near the surface. The loaches were hiding. I changed out about 25% of the water and they seemed to improve, they were a lot more active. About 6 hours later things were still looking bad so I tested the water. All parameters were normal = pH 6.8, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate all at 0. I did another 25% water change and addded an extra filter (just a small 500lph one as it's all I had). Today things have not improved at all and I have no idea what to do. I can't think what it could be. My partner went to the LFS and the guy recommended some parasite treatment (some broad-spectrum thing) but he won't be home until later with it. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what it could be or what I could do? I initially wondered if maybe some chemicals had gotten in there but I don't spray or use anything around the tanks at ALL and certainly haven't recently.
  5. I just put 3 pepermint b/n with deformed tails in a tank and they seem to be floating but they are still breathing (a bit heavily) do I put them in the tank they were previously in?
  6. my yoyo loach is breathing really heavily and fast not moving around . Amo 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 80 ( i know this is bad ;( changing 50% water ) ph 7.2. Any advice would be good may thanks in advance
  7. What could cause this? Before Ray gets all upset I have asked him and he thinks the tank maybe to hot it sits at about 30 I do have alot of suface spray happening but its not making to much difference. I do have hydra in the tank and i'm currently treating that with a bit of multi cure after reading the other thread. There are 8 tapas, lost the smallest one yesterday arvo , some black neons and 3 smaller pepps. The tapas are the only ones that look unhappy at the moment. Any help would be good. Andy
  8. I've just noticed today my Mbamba colony seem to be breathing really heavily. I've checked them against some other Mbamba which I have in a maternity tank and they are definitely breathing faster than the ones which are holding. Nothing has changed in my tank, with the exception of doing a 25% water change yesterday. Other than the heavy breathing, they seem fine and are out and about swimming and the males chasing the girls around and getting their shimmy on at every opportunity. I have noticed however, the water does not look all that clean, even after the water change. I'm thinking my filters are due for a clean as well. They are in a 3 foot tank (approx 160l) and I have an AquaPro canister filter and a hang-on filter running. It's been about 3 months since I last cleaned the canister filter. I have no air bubbles or air pump running through the tank. Could it be just down to the canister filter needing to be cleaned? Or do I need to run some air into the tank as well? Cheers Don
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