Goldfish gasping surface not begging for food
Goldfish gasping surface are not begging for food, they’re trying to tell you something, however it’s not that they’re hungry for food. They’re begging for oxygen. Instead of oxygenating the water, the fish are fed over and over again; making matters worse. Most new goldfish keepers are clueless how to make their fish happy. Goldfish need food, this true, but they also nee water that is rich in oxygen.
All too often the goldfish keeper comes home with an air pump or bubbler as they’re called, however, nothing changes. The fish is still begging at the surface
Goldfish gasping surface
It takes much more than a bubbler to oxygenate water. The top must open and exposed to fresh air. The water must be moving with the right kind of action and last but not least, KH levels must be well within the comfort zone
KH comfort zone 100 to 140 ppm
Learn how to oxygenate water by reading the 10 Steps to Goldfish Koi Keeping