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Thread: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

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    Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

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    Why my angelfishs gasping for air even air pump is on?


    sometimes 3 of my angelfish swim up to the surface and open thier mouth like gasping for air . do angelfish behave like this? or are they sick?

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    Re: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

    It is possible that they are suffering from some sort of disease, or are just highly stressed due to improper handling/acclimatisation and/or bad water conditions. More input regarding the symptoms, or pictures, would help.

    An air pump aids in aerating the tank via the use of air stones or sponge filters etc. However, it does not necessarily mean that the tank and the plants/livestock are in good shape.
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    Re: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

    they still eating well i do not think they are suffering from any disease, well will tannins from Driftwood stress them out? Do i have to do a water change to make my water clear? cause now my tank water is abit of brown/yellow, i did put a bag of tea to make the water that colour, so not sure is it my driftwood release too much tannins ?

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    Re: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

    I do see this when fishes encounter shcok.
    Either from ph or temperature.
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    Re: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

    it is normal, sometime i saw it ate oil like gasping.

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    Re: Why my angelfish gasping for air even air pump is on?

    Check ammonia.

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