View Full Version : Coral beauty respiration rate

06/05/2017, 07:04 AM
Hi all,

I'm wondering if there is a problem with my coral beauty, it seems like its respiring very fast at around 3-4 'breaths' per second. If any other Centropyge owners out there could give me an idea of respiration rates in their fish I'd be grateful, mine is around 2" so I would imagine rates would possibly be higher than in adults but not too sure.

I think its respiration has always been this way in the six months I have had it but recently I have noticed its face is paler and it started to show signs of HLLE so I checked for stray voltage, removed GAC and make sure I feed a varied diet etc in the hopes it will clear up but now i'm wondering if I have something more sinister such as gill flukes, all my other fish exhibit no symptoms (mandarin, clowns, banggai) but I understand some fluke species are specific to angels and butterflies, I have a flame angel in QT so am keen to get this resolved asap.

Thanks in advance


06/05/2017, 07:06 AM
I should add tank is a 90g and water params are stable at: sal 1.026 / 8.15 ph / temp 25-26c / ammo 0 / nitrite 0 / nitrate around 15 / O2 generally between 70-90%.

The fish is eating and picking off the rocks as normal

06/05/2017, 10:14 AM
Just been to an LFS and they have a coral beauty larger than mine with a similar respiratory rate but the also have a flameback with a much slower rate. Mine also gets the occasional torn fin and mark on the top of its head but these always heal very quickly (within 24 hours usually) so I attribute them to abrasion from squeezing through the rocks.