03-09-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Go very slow with new fish in the trouble tank.
I am not a fan of liquid CO2 (carbon supplements like Excel). The are not necessary, and can cause other issues.
I am concerned over the "gasping" though. If the bubblers prevent this, keep them until we sort out what is causing this. You are sure this is something recent? Livebearers do spend a lot of time at the surface, perhaps seeming to gulp air. Don't want to get excited over nothing.
this was about a week ago. when i took out the under gravel filters. right after everyone swam to the top of the tank and stayed there until i put in the blubbers and now they are back to swimming like normal.
i have not added any new fish to my daughter's tank only plants. i am going to wait a week and make sure none of the fish currently in there are dying. been checking the water every day, and doing 3x a week water changes. next week i am going back to 1 time a week. (i was doing it every day and decided to go with 3x a week this week to see how the fish were doing) i am happy to report no dead fish in a week. soooo. i am thinking it is getting close to fully stable again. though for the life of me i can't explain it! nothing in that tank has changed and it gets a 50% water change twice a week........ so....... i am not sure :( it has been running a year no problems (well not like this anyways....only problems have come from my kids at first but now they leave it alone)