Re: NANFA-L-- Gasping for air

Derek Parr (
Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:16:49 -0400

probably a dumb question... but is the water too warm?
-derek parr

Bob Bock wrote:
> Hi all. My lone Poecilia salvatoris female gasps air-in-the surface
> whenever I shut the filter off to feed the fish in that tank. A few
> of the juvenile P. velifera that I have in the tank with her have
> started doing the same thing.
> The fish eat well and seem healthy otherwise. I don't think water
> quality is an issue as I do a 75 percent water change on the tank
> weekly.
> I was thinking it might be some sort of low level infection of the
> gills. I've treated that tank with prazipro, but without much
> success.
> Anyone have any ideas?
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