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post #1 of 3 Old 03-04-2007, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Cichlid Malawi Electric blue is sick, lung infection???

Hi
Looking for help for friend

His 10 cm Cichlid Malawi Electric blue female past away this morning.
The male is down low gulping the water and resting

Only change was a fish food flake, just introduced. Water temp was high

I have the ph to 7 (it was under)
I have hardened the water, as it was soft
I did a partial water change with a gravel siphon
I checked the ammonia level, its nil
Lowered water temp to 27DC

all other fish are looking well

He has now moved since, still gulping

Cheers
Gerry
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2007, 05:05 PM
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Well, first off, which "electric blue?" There are four or five species that go by this common name.

As for the problem, gasping is a sign of a lack of oxygen in the tank. Have you tested the ammonia level in the tank? Adding an air pump or another filter to increase the surface movement of the water will help aerate it more.
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