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    Unhappy help.....breathing hard and not eating...

    my livingstoni has been stay in one spot. Not eating, and breathing hard. any ideas? any help would be nice. thank you.

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    i have a 55 gal tank. 7.0 ph temp 78 .
    tank mates are a
    green terror
    red zebra
    electric yellow
    figure 8
    spotted cat
    two others but i dont member there name

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    Just a warning you have a cross continental mix that may not go well Your pH is more along South American needs.

    What filters are you running and how long has it been setup?
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

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    the tank has been setup alil less than a month.
    my filter is a cheapy. i know i know... lol it came with the tank. its a wisper 60. what do you mean by my ph is south american.

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    What are your water levels (ammonia, nitrite and nitrATE)? How often and what amount are you doing of water changes?

    What you are seeing is likely ammonia and nitrite poisoning.

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    If the tank has been running a month you are most likely cycling still and adding another fish to the mix stressed the cycle more. Do a search on this site for nitrogen cycle and read up. In the meantime chewck the levels murfins has suggested and perhaps be ready to do small water changes frequently.
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

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    well.. the poor lil guy didnt make it. i went to my lfs and had them test the water. they said everything was fine. came home and added the right amout of salt for my tank. he was still breathing hard and not eating. went to bed and woke up to a floating fishy. poor guy. what kinda fish do you recomemend. you didnt like that fact that i had a livingstoni. thanks

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    oh and this livingstoni was not a new fish i got him the same time i did the others. all the other fish are doing fine.

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