How Do I Increase Oxygen In My Tank?

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My goldfish are hanging at the top near the bubbles from the filter as if they’re lacking oxygen.
 

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More surface movement=more oxygenated water

What size tank and what filtration/pumps do you have?
 

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You can always put in a bubble stone to increase oxygen or a bubble ladder.
 

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Add an airstone or make sure your filter is slightly above water line if its a hob to create surface movement.
 

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Ammonia/nitrites poisoning causes the same symptoms.
I would do a large water change and take the parameters of possible. Both ammonia and nitrite need to be zero.
 

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Plants, which goldfish will most likely eat. Airstones, better yet a bubble screen across the entire back wall will help with surface agitation. It sounds like you have a sponge filter, but if you also have an HOB ,lowering the water level will help to increase surface agitation as well.
 
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Dave125g said:
Plants, which goldfish will most likely eat. Airstones, better yet a bubble screen across the entire back wall will help with surface agitation. It sounds like you have a sponge filter, but if you also have an HOB ,lowering the water level will help to increase surface agitation as well.
What’s an HOB? And I do have a sponge filter! How did you know???
A bubble wall would be so nice! I’ll look for one of those, I wonder if I’d find one that’s the exact same size of my tank?
 

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On amazon for $9 there is a Luffy coco mini moss that gives out oxegen it’s a live plant it gives a natural look when it grows it looks like a puff ball u can get it to look like a stick if you wanted to and it lasts a long time.
 

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TinySwimmer said:
What’s an HOB? And I do have a sponge filter! How did you know???
A bubble wall would be so nice! I’ll look for one of those, I wonder if I’d find one that’s the exact same size of my tank?
If you google 'hob filter' or 'sponge filter' you will clearly see the difference. There are also canister filters as well
 

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There is a lot of ways to add oxegen Petsmart has good stuff especially amazon.
 

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Can you answer our questions above?
 

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TinySwimmer said:
What’s an HOB? And I do have a sponge filter! How did you know???
A bubble wall would be so nice! I’ll look for one of those, I wonder if I’d find one that’s the exact same size of my tank?
HOB stands for hang on back. Walmart sells bubble screens. You can cut them to fit the whole length of your tank. I made 1, 4 foot long to fit my old 75 gallon.
Your original post stated the bubbles coming out of the filter, that can really only be a sponge filter.
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Here's a picture of what the bubble screen I got at Walmart looks like.
 
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Dave125g said:
HOB stands for hang on back. Walmart sells bubble screens. You can cut them to fit the whole length of your tank. I made 1, 4 foot long to fit my old 75 gallon.
Your original post stated the bubbles coming out of the filter, that can really only be a sponge filter.
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Here's a picture of what the bubble screen I got at Walmart looks like.
Awesome, that looks sooooo nice!
Okay cool thank you!
 

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Can you answer the questions above? How big is your tank, what temp is it, what are the water parameters, and what’s the stocking?
 

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If it's a water quality issue, adding an air stone won't do much.
 
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Crazy Betta Lady said:
Can you answer the questions above? How big is your tank, what temp is it, what are the water parameters, and what’s the stocking?
180 litres. 2 goldfish. I have no idea what the parameters are. I have these strips but I don’t even know what the colours mean. I just don’t understand it all
 

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Can you take a photo of the stips against the 'table thing' (got colours with numbers next to it)... we could help you there.
 

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That's about 47 gallons. What kind of goldfish are they?
 
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