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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

Goldfish yawning

By | 2020-08-05T09:32:35-05:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: |

Goldfish yawning and hanging out at surface Buy the book Goldfish yawning or gasping at surface in an effort to breathe, due to the fact there is little or no oxygen in the tank or pond water. Goldfish take in water through their mouths, and push it out their gills. Oxygen is absorbed from the water as it passes over the rake, an organ located inside the gill. The rake is equivalent to our lungs, providing oxygen to the bloodstream Goldfish deprived of oxygen spend time at the surface, sucking air Goldfish rapid gill movement The higher the goldfish rests in a body of water, the lower the oxygen levels in the water, normally due to the carbon dioxide created by the waste goldfish produce. Co2 hangs heavily on the bottom where waste settles. The greater the levels of Co2 in the water, the less oxygen Goldfish overworking mouth gills Water must be free of gases in order to be oxygenated. A natural body of water has a great deal of surface area; always moving, however slightly. Called method of diffusion' water movement pulls Co2 from the depths as it absorbs oxygen from the air, however, it takes more than action to oxygenate water Goldfish gasping surface Few goldfish keepers understand the needs of their fish nor the water they live in. Goldfish come from the rivers in China, and because of it, they require cold and fast moving water; water rich in oxygen and minerals. All too often, goldfish aquariums are enclosed with filters that hang on the top, although, these types of filters do not oxygenate water. Only a real pond pump creates the necessary action needed to clear a body of water Goldfish yawning Water surface must be exposed to fresh air. The body of water must be free of gases created from waste or pressure found in tap water; free of clouds created from green water algae or bacteria blooms. Only a real pond pump is capable of getting the job done Last, but not least Carbonate mineral (KH) giving water the ability to support oxygen, is a part of pH. The comfort zone is 70 to 120 ppm, however, why settle for less It's not just the fish that need oxygen, but the environment they live in. Heavily oxygenated water is free of fungus, bad bacteria and parasites Refer to: 10 Steps to Goldfish keeping Oxygenating water Recommend: Oop Boost Back to symptoms and ailments All rights Author: Brenda Rand

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