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post #11 of 15 Old 09-14-2009, 08:28 AM
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no...air pumps just break the surface tension...some aquarists lower their water level so the filter water splashes in to the water to create the same effect.
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-14-2009, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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So are u telling me that my 2 platys and my weather loache which wasent cheap is about to die?
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-14-2009, 12:38 PM
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they may or may not.....I'm not saying either way

you need to get an API test kit and get your levels recorded and do water changes almost daily to help them through the cycle...
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-14-2009, 01:15 PM
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Agree with the prevous thread advice, would just add a recommendation that you buy a bottle of bacteria supplement to quicken the bacteria establishment. Seachem's "Stability" is my favourite, "Cycle" also works. Add this as soon as you can; it may be in time to save the fish. Ammonia (which is what they are being poisoned by) is very toxic, and has long-term effects even if it doesn't kill them outright. The Stability will ease this stress by adding the needed bacteria to consume the ammonia 9and then the nitrite, the second stage).

Partial water changes every day, using a good water conditioner, will also help. Don't clean or rinse the filter, and don't vacuum the gravel; the bacteria are colonizing those surfaces. Remove the water from the top for the partial water changes.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-14-2009, 01:33 PM
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also i dont know about your platys but if your dojo is going to the top of the water its ok
also if he/she is being active she may just be looking for food
they tend to suck on the rocks at the bottom of your tank [the substrate] to get algae off they will also "lick" the glass

dojo's [weather loaches] go to the top of the tank to take in oxygen and store it in their intestines
it is VERY normal for a dojo to go to the top of the tank
also if you see his/her bum floating up and it looks like he/she cant stay at the bottom
dont worry because that jsut means he/she took in too much oxygen and her/his bum is light. he/she will eventually "fart" out the extra air [youll see little bubbles rise] and then he/she will be fine! :)

so you dont need to worry about your dojo going to the top of the tnak its really normal
if you have MSN feel free to add me
ive had dojos for a long time and can help you in urgent situations so you dont need to wait for a reply.
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