Cichlid Malawi Electric blue is sick, lung infection???
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
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.
Thread closed as it's a duplicate.
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