Does he seem right too you?

  1. ashleighh28

    ashleighh28 Well Known Member Member

  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    He does seem to be breathing a little heavily. Did anything startle him before you took that short clip?
     
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    ashleighh28

    ashleighh28 Well Known Member Member

    His been acting like this since the water change. I've doubled dosed with prime and the ppms are all low 0.25ppm or less. My tank isn't cycled yet.
     
  4. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Did you check the pH of both tap and tank?
     
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    ashleighh28

    ashleighh28 Well Known Member Member

    The ph is 7.6 in tank and my tap is 6.4?
     
  6. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    That could be why, he's likely struggling to adjust to the fluctuating pH.

    I would leave out a bucket of tap water with an air stone and test it tomorrow and see if the pH has changed.
     
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    ashleighh28

    ashleighh28 Well Known Member Member

    What about Adding some live plants I've adjusted the filter turnt it up to add more air in there.
     
  8. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    You can try. I would also turn off the lights to reduce his stress.
     
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    ashleighh28

    ashleighh28 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks I will do this straight away.