View Full Version : gasping for air?

11-28-2006, 02:11 AM
well today me and mom bought some fish for our tank. 3 baby platys, 2 adult platys, 2 guppies, and 4 neons...and the guy threw in a see through shrimp. yes i know its kinda bad to get a bunch of fish at once. But mom's done this forever and she says they're always fine. We treated the water and kept the fish in the bags but in the tank so that the temperature of the water in the baggies can slowly reach the temperature of the tank....after 30 minutes i relaesed them

Well all the fish are fine new and old...most are exploring...but one baby male platy is at the bottom at the back of my tank..and he seems to be gasping for air. and i fear he will die unless i do something.....what should I do?

Lady Hobbs
11-28-2006, 02:53 AM
Mom was wrong.

11-28-2006, 03:21 AM
I know she's stubborn....*sigh*....well the platy seems fine now...he's not at the bottom of the tank and he's swimming around normally but I'm keeping an eye on him.

11-28-2006, 05:08 AM
is your tank fully cycled? what are your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels? how big is the tank?