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post #1 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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ok well this might sound stupid but is it possible to have to much air filtrating in your tank?

ok because in my 90 gallon tank i have 2 Marineland Penguin 350 Power Filters and a whisper 100 air bubbler thing and my bichir acts as if hes like getting to much air or hes just outta breath lol
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2 Penguin 350 filters in a 90 gallon should be more than enough and the airation should be fine. I would be more concerned with possible ammonia, nitrites and too much nitrates. If all of these are fine then I would worry about the temperature being too high and limiting oxygenation. If it isn't any of them then I would be looking for some sort of red gills and/or a parasite on the gills that is hurting the Bichir.
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post #3 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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cause hes always flappin his gills like hes breathing hard or something
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post #4 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 07:07 PM
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cause hes always flappin his gills like hes breathing hard or something
What are your water parameters? Water level should be 2-3 inches from the tank's rim as bichirs do gulp air from the surface from time to time allowing them to survive even in oxygen-deficient areas. Gasping very hard though is a different story and I would be concern about it.

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post #5 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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the water is a lil low so its sittin about 2 inchs below the black frame on the top of the tank, so he can gulp air.
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post #6 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 07:55 PM
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It sounds to me like a problem with your water parameters. If you could post them it would be a help. When you test you want 0 amonia, 0 nitrite and nitrate should be lowish, under 40 would be just perfect. If they are not as I just mentioned, do a PWC immediately and monitor closely until they are as they should be. a PWC daily will sort the problem out until they are correct.
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post #7 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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ok tested and everything is 0 i think it could be because hes a little stressed as he was just moved into the tank a day ago
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post #8 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 08:53 PM
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It's odd that everything is at 0. Is the tank fully cycled? Sounds to me that it hasn't cycled yet.
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post #9 of 17 Old 08-06-2007, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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yea im pretty sure it is
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ok, next questions. How long has the tank been set up? Also, is there any of sign of stress like color fading or eyes looking glassy, anything out of the ordinary?
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