Heavy Breathing after 25% water change

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JetFixxxer replied the topic: Re: Heavy Breathing after 25% water change

Took readings again.

Ammonia - 1.0 ppm
pH - 7.6

put the air with air stone and G3 likes hanging out over the bubbles. The heavy breathing has subsided.
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Heavy Breathing after 25% water change

have you tested your tap water???
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Heavy Breathing after 25% water change

Did you refill the tank with water of the same temp as the old tank water?
Any difference bigger than 2o higher or lower that the old tankwater, can result in difficulties.
Esp. Higher temps can result in heavy breathing due to depletion of oxigen in the water.
Any bigger change in temperature can result in troule in your fishes metabolism.
It can be hard to get the temp exactly right, but flushing the pipes and hoses before use can help get the new waters temp exactly right.

There may be other reasons, but this can be one, so i thought i just mention it. ;)
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Cichliddle_freak replied the topic: Re: Heavy Breathing after 25% water change

once i started reading all the comments, and everyone was talking about PH and test strips i thought to myself. "that cant be it... i know its a big factor but it cant always be the problem" so i thought to myself and it clicked, you dont have any airstones in your tank. well, yawning is mainly caused by 2 things... ammonia, and lack of air. so seeing you put in the chemicals and all that and waited till it was safe, it most likely wasnt the issue. so the air stone was the only thing XD and then it was mentioned in later comments. so i would bet all my money, its just a lack of air in the watter. get a small air pump and stone for your 10 gallon, should only cost you maybe 15 bucks for that size and wait till you get the 55g set up. then you can worry about the larger stuff. if you put a 60-75 gallon air pump in that tank it will probubly drive your O mad haha. i know it would me at least. i dont like the idea of sleeping behind a jumbo jet or something :sick: so why would your fish like to live with that much disturbance? XD just my thought though. get some air, and everything will be fine.
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