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Full3R
04-14-2006, 12:25 PM
I never took notice before but my fork tailed catfish and my barramundi are breatheing quite fast and i did a water change and im not sure if they breathed this heavily before and i think something might be wrong if they didnt, does anyone know wheater Barramundi and For tailed catfish breathe quick normally?

My gouamis are breatheing at a normal speed in the same tank

rollie
04-14-2006, 12:38 PM
i never had those 2 types before. but if your gouramis are breathing normal then there might not be anything wrong. but keep an eye on them. did you ever check my web site out??? it a work in progess.!!!

Full3R
04-14-2006, 12:41 PM
Rollie what is ya website

rollie
04-14-2006, 01:10 PM
what? on the bottom of this page, you will see profile--pm--email--www--press www and that will take you to my web site . everyboby got one, check it out ,and let me know what you think!!!

Full3R
04-14-2006, 01:14 PM
i ddint even notice those things before

Full3R
04-14-2006, 06:39 PM
William have you any idea what may be wrong the wtaer is clean, the PH is fine, its only the catfish and the barramundi breatheing fast it seems iregular

William
04-14-2006, 06:46 PM
How is the oxygen level? Do you use airation.

If the oxygen is low ot wouldnät affect the gourami since they breed air but would effect the other fish. It might also be a case of stress. How long have they been breathing rapidly.

Full3R
04-14-2006, 06:49 PM
couple of hours now
theyre swimming around hunting the little fish but they just seem to breathe heavy
its airtaed through the filters a bit they arent droopy or going to the surface there calm and everything

William
04-14-2006, 06:51 PM
Well if there not showing any other signs of problems and their trying to eat I would suspect that it will fix itself in a few hours or so.

Full3R
04-14-2006, 06:54 PM
well they are pretty full maybe they are a bit stuffed after chasing the fish?

Btw when i first came to this forum william u told me u like large predatory fish and catfish, even tho ive only seen a foot long salmon tail, when u get ya tanks up u might like to get on its like having a freshwater shark, and i mean an acutal shark not silver shark minnow things, the salmon tail tears the fish apart

William
04-14-2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I will add it to the long list of fish I have to get once I settle down again like giant snakeheads, Arapaima gigas, a lot of crenichicla species, A number of other predatory cichlids, Wolf tetras, some other large cats etc.

Oh and hopefully a "true" freshwater bullshark in a large pond ;-)

Full3R
04-14-2006, 07:00 PM
damn where do u plan to live with all those, im still convincing my dad to let me get a 6 foot aquarium for the garage

William
04-14-2006, 07:03 PM
I'm considering settling down and build a home in a varm country where my money is worth 100 times more than they would be in the States, Europe or Australia;-)

Full3R
04-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Australia, nice ull be living up my way then, lol lots of creeks runnin through ere to find new critters, not sure if the bull shark would be allowed tho :(
Unfortunetly australia has strick restrictions on keeping imported fish

William
04-14-2006, 07:15 PM
Yes I know. You have a strict and a bit strange regulation. Everything that isn't allowed is restricted ;-)

NO. I was saying that i would be living somewhere where my money was more worth than they are in Australia. I will most likely settle somewhere in latin America. Nice wether, low prices and not much regulations.

William
04-14-2006, 07:15 PM
I think bull sharks would be allowed in australia as they exist in Australian waters.

Full3R
04-14-2006, 07:17 PM
oh i see sorry i misunderstood also the barramundi and catfish breathing is slowing down but the catfish always breathed pretty fast as they are always on the move

William
04-14-2006, 07:20 PM
good to hear.

Nah. Australia is nice but they wouldn't allow me to keep any fish I would want to keep so I think I prefer somewhere else. Besides, You can't get a fulltime maid for 100$ month in Australia ;-)

Full3R
04-14-2006, 07:22 PM
lol nice

DemonShark
04-15-2006, 12:25 AM
lol a maid? you really do have a good life dont ya William

William
04-15-2006, 03:06 AM
I don't complain ;-)

Jammy
07-29-2006, 03:37 PM
When the fish start to breath heavily (pant) they only last ablout and hour before they die? is that just neon tetras as i have lost 4 that way of do all fish after moving do that?

William
07-29-2006, 10:57 PM
they could last longer, much longer it is all related to why the fish is breathing heavily and how sever the problem is.

fish that are properly moved should not experince such problems.

Jammy
07-30-2006, 10:52 AM
Ok thx alot

Jammy