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FishFreak95 10-12-2008 05:26 PM

my angels wide open gills
 
My favorite angels gill is wide open and struggles to shut them.
Here are 2 pics

Pic1
Pic2

Cody 10-12-2008 06:09 PM

You have to be a member on that forum to view the pictures.

And, can you give us some water parameters?
Thanks.

FishFreak95 10-12-2008 06:14 PM

ok then delete this thread.

FishFreak95 10-12-2008 06:44 PM

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No keep this thread.

Cody 10-12-2008 07:59 PM

It looks like he is gasping at the water's surface, which could mean you dont have enough oxygen or too much CO2 in the water, or it could be worse and be ammonia/nitrite/nitrate poisoning. Try doing a 20-30% change and see what happens.

And could you please post your parameters?

FishFreak95 10-12-2008 08:36 PM

I dont have the stuff to test water parameters. Shes the only one whose doing it.

Kim 10-12-2008 09:00 PM

I agree with the previous post. Do you use CO2? What is your water change schedule and how many fish are in the tank? Did you say the tank size? It may be that this fish is just more susceptable to water quality.

I would really get a liquid test kit ASAP.

FishFreak95 10-12-2008 09:20 PM

I dont use CO2 and wouldnt the plant provide enough oxygen. I set up the tank 3 days ago.

FishFreak95 10-12-2008 09:33 PM

I might be able to get a kit next weekend.

Cody 10-12-2008 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FishFreak95 (Post 147308)
I dont use CO2 and wouldnt the plant provide enough oxygen. I set up the tank 3 days ago.

That is your problem! Your tank is gonig trough a cycle, and your ammonia levels are probably throug the roof with that many fish. You need to be doing daily water changes with ammonia in your water untill it goes away. Your angel's red gills are a sign of that and it is gasping for clean air. You need to ensure that your fish will survive through this.


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