06-14-2009, 02:38 PM
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Rapid breathing in one of three corys.
I have three spotted corys, one of which is breathing quite fast. I noticed this perhaps three days ago. At first I thought I may have frightened him by approaching the tank, and thought nothing of it. Although yesterday and today he has been breathing in the same fashion. I had thought yesterday that two were breathing quickly, but today it is just the one. He still swims around, goes crazy for food, etc. Ammonia and nitrite levels are at 0, nitrate is between 5-10. A 20-25% water change is done weekly. The tankmates, galaxy rasboras and red crystal shrimp, and the other two corys look absolutely fine to me (other than one cory looking as though he's worn away his barbels a bit). They've all been living together for about 5 weeks. The corys have been in the aquarium for 9 weeks.
Many thanks and appreciation.