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Logannator35
08/12/2017, 11:09 AM
Idk why my fish are breathing heavy an advise my ammonia, nitrite and phosphate is 0 and my nitrate is between 0 and 10ppm and I do a 10-20 gallon water change every weekend

praveen956
08/12/2017, 02:06 PM
Check the temperature of the aquarium and determine if there is a heater failure.. high temp will deplete oxygen.. also make sure that your circulation pump is working fine..


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Logannator35
08/12/2017, 04:29 PM
Temp is 80.2 Fahrenheit and all 3 pumps r working great just cleaned them last weekend

praveen956
08/13/2017, 09:48 PM
Im sorry I can't think of anything else.. how is the fish doing now?! Hopefully some with more experience could guide you..


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Logannator35
08/14/2017, 08:04 AM
Thank u they r doing ok

chytownprincess
08/14/2017, 02:12 PM
In Freshwater systems that is a good indication of nitrite poisoning..

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chytownprincess
08/14/2017, 02:13 PM
Water change increased surface agitation may help

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TangReefer
08/15/2017, 01:19 AM
I'm actually having the same issue at the moment, specially with a juvenile Vlamingii tang. Did everything I could possibly imagine up to even lowering the salinity in case my refractometer wasn't properly calibrated (turned out not to be the case anyway), lowered the temp, changed 25% of water, started an air pump, directed the wave makers towards the surface to increase agitation, etc etc etc...if anyone could provide additional insight it would be appreciated, thanks.


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