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- 1 year
Today I got some plants in the mail and I had to rearrange one side of my tank to accomodate the new plants. I have a HOB filter and a sponge filter running in the tank along with an airstone. The filters are on one side and the air stone is on the other side. This should be enough aeration and oxygenation for the tank but my corys are swimming quickly to the top for air and one of my blue dwarf gouramis is staying near the surface. There is clearly an oxygen problem but why??? The only thing I moved was my sponge filter and all I did was move it to the left more to make room for the new plants. I did a 50% water change and added 5 ml of prime just because. I tested the water and ammonia wasn't really coming up but the test was less orange than it usually is. Whenever I test that tank it's always a super good orange, today it was less orange but still orange. I've also added Seachem Stability just in case I need to boost my biological filtration. My fear is that whatever is stressing some of my fish, will lead to a weakened immune system and an ich outbreak or some other diseases in my fish. If this happens I will be so **** because I know this is what might be coming because the signs my fish are showing almost aways lead to some sort of illness. Please help me and give me pointers. I've done everything I think will help. The dissolved oxygen in the tank should improve from what it is and even if there is a slight amount of ammonia in the tank then the Prime should take care of it. What else am I missing?