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02-16-2012, 10:14 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Hi all new to AC. I have a barramundi he/she is about 2-2.5 years old, about 45cm in size.
The thing i have noticed alot more lately is when i feed the fish, he/she is fine for about 5min's, than slows down a far bit sinks to the bottom and breaths very hard and fast, sitill will around every now and than, but the breathing is starting to worry me.
Is this a normal.
Only feed a few prawns every feed and occasionally feed him/her frozen peas.
02-16-2012, 10:26 AM #2
Welcome TO the AC
A few question:
What are the water parameters( ammonia, nitrates, nintrites, pH, etc.?
What is the tank size?
What are you feeding him?
How long are you feeding him?American League Champions! TIGERS!
02-16-2012, 01:47 PM #3
02-16-2012, 01:57 PM #4Junior Member Guppy
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Hi ph is 7.2, other levels are pretty much 0ppm, salts 1.002 since day one
This is a 4ft tank, Im feeding frozen/thawed bait-prawns, whitebait and every now and than a few green pea's from the freezer. I would feed i guess 3-4 3inch prawns, same with white bait every 2-3 days some times more, feeding time usually takes a few min, he's never off his food.
Also lately he been snapping his mouth very violently, that bad its like his going to break the tank, the power in these fish is incredible. he's realy a cool fish, friendly for a killer.
This only happens when he eats, next day his fine again. Im sure in the wild they would eat a hell of a lot more than what im feeding atm.
Whale shark thats 2 1/2 year old lol, His about 45cm give or take
Last edited by Darky82; 02-16-2012 at 02:05 PM.
02-16-2012, 04:27 PM #5
Is the fish lethargic at all?American League Champions! TIGERS!
02-16-2012, 07:45 PM #6
hobbs, he said the fish is 2.5 years old, not 2.5 inches. the fish is half a meter long which is a good size.
what size tank do you have him in? are you cleaning up any uneaten food? these fish are massive beasts with a huge bioload. you could be underfiltered or he could just be getting too big for the tank. could also benefit from putting more oxygen in the water also.
02-16-2012, 07:48 PM #7
0Originally Posted by CrispyAmerican League Champions! TIGERS!