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Re: goldfish gasping for air?
will also gasp at the surface when the tank temp is high. High temps bring on low oxygen saturation, or low oxygen levels in the water. Are the goldfish
gasping early in the morning when the water is cooler? High temps for Goldfish are 75F and up, and oxygen will deplete very fast in a 5.5g tank.
They will gasp even when you change the water, because they will deplete the oxygen in the new water within a few minutes---this is also due too only having 5.5gallons. And you are possibly doing the water change at lunch time and matching the waters 75-F or higher temp?
1.) Higher temps = lower oxygen levels.
2.) Small bodies of water = quick oxygen depletion times.
3.) Water changes at 75-F in small bodies of water = #'s 1 and 2
If I had a nickel for every purchase of tropical fish or supplies,
then I would have more money to purchase tropical fish or supplies.........