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|Severum breathing fast!|
I noticed over the past few days that my Golden Sev is breathing very fast compared to all my other fish. The others all all doing fine but I went get my water tested anyway and the LFS store said my water is perfect. I have been observing the fish and also noticed that my Krib is chasing the Sev quite a lot but he doesnt seem to actually nip him. I'm running 2 Magnum 350 canisters with carbon as well as 3 airstones. Temperature is at 82 F which to me is fine for my South American cichlids, but Ive heard Sevs like it cooler recently. The Sev is eating normally, swimming normally, and not going to the top for air either. Also I changed the water yesterday and their has been no change to his breathing. Any ideas?
Here is a picture of him so maybe someone can tell any physically abnormalities from that
|Posted 11-Nov-2013 16:11|
It seems like the picture didnt load...sorry about that
|Posted 11-Nov-2013 16:12|
I think you've already mentioned enough to know what the problem is: if severums like cooler water and your tank is kept at 82, the water is likely not able to hold as much oxygen as it really needs. More gases (including oxygen) can dissolve in cooler water, and fish from these environments do better in similar conditions in the aquarium.
|Posted 14-Nov-2013 11:30|
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