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22 Mar 2015 13:57 #31 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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In my experience fish suffering from oxygen deprivation linger near the surface, gulping. And quite apart from that, you have a large tank that is not heavily stocked; the ratio of surface area to oxygen requirements must be pretty good. Maybe you should stop using easycarbo for a week and see what happens. If nothing changes then stop running CO2 for a week and see if that's the culprit. At least that way you'd be able to rule either one out as the cause.

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22 Mar 2015 17:52 #32 by paulcavan (Paul Gileoold)
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I wouldn't put it down to easy carbo becuse I've used it with discus for months with absolutely no side affects. did you worm after you noticed initial signs? Or do you worm them regularly? Because your breeding pair are fine i doubt it's a chemical problem discus need to be wormed early on in life and regularly after that. If it was chemical all your fish would be showing side affects and not breeding hard to say tho

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23 Mar 2015 12:10 #33 by Darkslice (Stephen Walsh)
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Wormed twice in the last 3 months.
I've turned off the East carbo for now. I'll give it a week or 2.
Strange thing is, now the babies are free swimming and look fine, looks like about 100 are there....

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23 Mar 2015 21:12 #34 by Mike53 (Michael)
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Maybe missing something but my easy carbo instructions state 1ml per 50ltrs a day. 750 lt is 15ml a day max ?

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23 Mar 2015 21:25 #35 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
On a note in reply to LemonJelly and lack of oxygen..............lack of oxygen would be indicated by gasping at the surface (but gasping at the surface does not always mean lack of oxygen); excess carbon dioxide, by the way, is not usually shown as gasping at the surface but as an inability to rise off the ground (it is more like a narcotic).

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23 Mar 2015 21:37 #36 by Darkslice (Stephen Walsh)
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15 mil is min, 30mil is maximum, 22 is smack bang in the middle :) I would class my tank as medium density of plants

The fish don't gasp or hang out at the surface.

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23 Mar 2015 22:11 #37 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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igmillichip wrote: On a note in reply to LemonJelly and lack of oxygen..............lack of oxygen would be indicated by gasping at the surface (but gasping at the surface does not always mean lack of oxygen); excess carbon dioxide, by the way, is not usually shown as gasping at the surface but as an inability to rise off the ground (it is more like a narcotic).

ian

That makes alot of sense now that you point it out.

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23 Mar 2015 22:28 #38 by CrustyCrab (Peter Biddulph)
Are you adding Easycarbo and CO2 ? or did I misread your post

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23 Mar 2015 22:34 #39 by Darkslice (Stephen Walsh)
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Yes both pete

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