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post #1 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Emergency!!!!!

out of a sudden all of my fish started going to the top of my tank with their mouth pointed up as if they are taking air from the outside they have been like this for a long time
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM
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Do a water change. . . have you tested your water?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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yess and the water is perfect

now all of them r dead except my cleaning fish but they lost color i moved to a 5 g tank till the morning its 5 am here
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 08:33 PM
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:( I'm so sorry!
Was there anything sprayed around the tank that could have gotten in?
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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not really
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-05-2013, 09:19 PM
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If all of your fish are gasping at the surface then that means that there is not enough surface agitation... So.. where is your filter OUTPUT? If it is below the water level then you must move it up to where it breaks the surface. It doesn't have to noisy or violent, it just must break the surface tension of the water. In effect the still water is like "stagnant" and the fish are not getting oxygen. Adjust the output and by morning your fish will be back swimming below and breathing properly. Good luck.
Let us know what you find.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 07:22 AM
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I know you said the water was perfect, but what were the specific test results for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? Were you using a liquid test kit or strips?
Which tank was this that had the crash? What were the inhabitants?
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 09:01 AM
No surface agitation + not enough oxygen = No Fish

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