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seems like their trying to get more oxygen..... what do I need to do

new tank 55gal 7 quarter size rbp
 

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When they are babies they do lots of differnet things. Like when I had mine as babies they werent really skittish. But like a matter of a few weeks down the line they became skittish. probably cuz my roomate came into my room and started tapping on the glass and chasing them around with the net. F&*king idiot!!
 

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thats what I thought it was at 82 I turned it down to 79....

so its nothing serious, thanks for the help....
 

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You might add a little air stone or place a small internal filter or powerhead with its outlet at water surafec level, to have some extra oxygenisation of the water

I use two small internal filters for this reason, and keep the water temp at 81, and never had any problems... I don't really think the temperature has much to do with this: everything between 77 and 83 degrees should not give any trouble...
 

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I have an air stone in there and a under gravel filter about an inch above the water.. my power filters should arrive tomarrow.
 

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I had two ac300's on my 55 when it was running. I like a lot of filtration in each of my tanks. Water conditions and clarity are a lot better. P's are messy eaters. You should be fine.
 

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It may be becaseu of poor water quality or maybe just after doing a water change... I notice I have a few zebras that will do this type of behavior sometimes after water changes
 

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Unless they are gasping for air; everything should be fine. I would not worry about oxygen because the tank is so big. I would be more concern with nirite and nitrate levels. They might be stressing over them. Remember if nitrite andnitrate become to high they become toxic to fish. So test your water and make sure your are doing water changes once a week and at about 20 to 25 percent.

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what is the water like - pH,Nitrates,Nitrites and Ammonia?

you say a new tank, has it cycled yet?

it could be:
*bad water
*not enough oxygen
*a mix of the 2
*cycling - kind of the same as bad water

so I would do a water change (30%, or 15% if the tank is cycling) and add an airstone, or add another if you already have one, and additional filter would also help untill you get the liberty 200 power filter and a AC 300.
 

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Test your water as was said, also put in a powerhead or airstone or anythign that will cause some surface movement.
 

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yes the tqnk is cycling.... so I should do A water change..I thought you were to let baccteria build up before doing a water change...

I ran my tank for a week with some gold fish and my jack, is jack toxic and how do you tell?

I have a under gravel just below the surface on one end. And my power filters arrived last night so theres quite a bit of surface movement.. Ive been feeding them and their real aggressive. They seem to be doing great know but I dont think my 2" jack is real happy... They hang out at the bottom right in the middle just chillin....
 

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yes the tqnk is cycling.... so I should do A water change..I thought you were to let baccteria build up before doing a water change...
Dont do a water change until the cycle is complete and then 50% water change without touching the gravel. If your levels get really bad you can do water changes but this will prolong the cycling process. You will know the cycle is complete when ammonia = 0, NitrIte = 0 and you have NirtAtes.
 
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