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Cichlids breathing fast

Postby Roumieh » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:31 am

Have had my 4ft tank established for about 6 months now and i have 2 frontosas and about 12 mixes of cichlids peacocks, electric yellow etc.
All my levels are correct ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate bout 40
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Re: Cichlids breathing fast

Postby Oscar6 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:28 am

Heavy breathing can be linked to several things. Stress from over crowding and/or bullying. Negative reaction to iffy water quality. Lack of oxygen in the water. Water too warm.Could be bacterial gill infection. Right off I suggest you address high nitrate. 40 is way too high. Strive to keep under 20, even closer to 10. Increase water change volume and frequency from what you have been doing.
1500 gallons of South and Central American cichlids. Some with a "wee" bit of attitude.
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