Fish Breathing Fast, No Other Symptoms, Dying

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by MichelleS, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember

    Hi,


    So we have a 30 gallon with now four sword tails, six amano shrimp, two cory cats and an assassin snail. We have now lost two sword tails and the only symptoms are they have increased breathing and stop eating. They physically look fine.

    Water Parameters are good; ph 7.4, ammonia, nitrates and nitrites are zero. There is a lot of surface agitation and a bubbler during the day (it is too noisy to run at night, it is mostly for the look).

    I appreciate any ideas you can offer,

    Thanks
     
  2. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Hi, couple of questions:
    1. What kind of water conditioner do you use?
    2. What kind of filter?
    3. Temperature
    4. Newest addition date and what it was
    5. Have your tap lines been flushed or cleaned recently?
    6. How long has the tank been set up?
     
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    MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember

    Hi,

    thanks for the quick reply.
    1. Nutrafin Aqua Plus
    2. Fluval U3
    3.
    4. A couple months ago, it was the cory cats
    5. Nope.
    6. Several years now, the swords were added around January however...after the last batch died (old age).

    oh sorry...3. 80 degrees
     
  4. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    Have you noticed any of the following behaviors and symptoms at all?

    >refusing/mouthing at food
    >staying near top or bottom of tank
    >shy reclusive behavior
    >thin gut
    >stringy translucent or white feces
     
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    MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember

    The one didn't eat but the other did. All the behaviour was normal and the fish looked healthy and normal. I didn't get a look at the poop.
     
  6. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Dang, what the heck? Any signs of gill flukes?
     
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    MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember

    None that I can see but I am going to treat for it just in case.
     
  8. Jellibeen

    JellibeenWell Known MemberMember

    Could the temp be too high? You may try turning it down a little bit. Eighty is on the high side for most aquarium fish
     
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    MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember


    It is a bit high, I'llbring it doen.

    I dosed the tank last night for flukes and everybody seems to be behaving normally, so maybe that was the cause.
     
  10. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    What did you dose? Treatment for flukes is actually pretty long unfortunately, I'll try and find the list later...
     
  11. Lajos

    LajosValued MemberMember

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    MichelleS

    MichelleSNew MemberMember