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    Default Discus Breathing Heavy, is this normal

    Hi all,

    Im fairly new to discus , i have a semi planted tank setup with around 6 discus and 4 angels, tank is 65 gallon. i see the Discus breathing odd. they are moving normally and food they only eat blood worms live, below is the video . could you guys suggest if its normal or somethings up

    the water temperature is set at 28C

    https://youtu.be/2A9aOMfPv_g

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    Default Re: Discus Breathing Heavy, is this normal

    Hi, I can see a fair few fish in the tank and no airstone so probably the visibly increased respiration rate is due to low desolved oxygen in the water. I would try to get an air-pump wirh dual output and put an airsone on each 8n the tank (but away from the external filter intake or it will suck in air bubbles)

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    Default Re: Discus Breathing Heavy, is this normal

    the aeration are fine, they are running at full speed . there are 6 discus and 3 baby discus onyl few of them having issue

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    Then the issue may be a little more complicated to sort out, so we need more information,please go to the disease section

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/forumd...Emergency-Room

    There open a new thread where you can copy, paste and fill out to the best of your knowledge the following questionnaire



    Problem

    1. Please explain the problems with your fish. When did you notice the problems and did anything unusual happen that you think started them?


    2. Symptoms (i.e. turning dark, excess slime, not eating, clamped fins, flashing, darting, clamped gills, white/yellow/green poop, hiding, headstanding or tailstanding, white on tips of fins, rotting or fungus, blisters/white zits on fish, bloated, cloudy eyes, wounds).


    3. What medications/ treatments have you already tried and what were the results. Include dosage and duration of treatment.



    Tank/Water

    4. Tank size and ages, numbers and sizes of fish.


    5. Water change regime (What percentage and how often).


    6. How long has tank been running? Is it bare bottom? If you have substrate, what type and how deep is it?


    7. Do you age your water? If you do for how long and what is the ph swing.


    8. Parameters and water source;

    Note: Water Parameters are important in diagnosing problems within a tank. If you don't own test kits for the following information, you can purchase them, test your parameters and post this info as soon as possible.


    - temp _____

    - ph _____

    - ammonia reading ____

    - nitrite reading ____

    - nitrate reading ____

    What type of water or combinations of water sources do you use? If it is an RO/tap/well water mix, please list percentages in the mix.

    - well water ____

    - municipal water ____

    - RO water ____


    9. Any new fish, plants or inverts added recently.


    10. Please tell us what you feed your fish and how often. This can be critical information for solving the problem so be as specific as you can.



    11. Include any pictures or videos you have which shows the symptoms. If you can't add them to this post, please provide a link to them.
    Last edited by Paul Sabucchi; 10-25-2018 at 01:21 PM.

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