Arowana breathing heavily!!

Lteetaa

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Sep 27, 2016
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I have a 5" albino silver aro that suddenly stop eating for a week and breathing very heavily. At first I thought it was just full from its daily feeding of one frozen prawns(usually half of it). I noticed the heavy breathing again the following day so I didn't feed it for the next 2 days as I wanted it digest. After the 2 days aro doesn't seem to touch it's food, usually when I go near the tank aro is always energetic, but doesn't seem to give a bother. 4 days of not eating i decided to do 20% WC daily and I have put it medicine just in case of curl or infection but no difference yet!
Rise temp up to 29
Perimeter all good View attachment 1206209 1474990821723-1037229912.jpg
 

tlindsey

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Welcome to MFK. How long has the aquarium been up, and running do you test the water parameters nitrite, ammonia, nitrate 's . Do you have any dechlorinator such as prime to treat water during water changes?
 
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tlindsey

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Welcome to MFK. How long has the aquarium been up, and running do you test the water parameters nitrite, ammonia, nitrate 's . Do you have any dechlorinator such as prime to treat water during water changes?
 

predatorkeeper87

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how big of a tank is it in? what are the water parameters, not just "good", what are the numbers?
 
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Lteetaa

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Sep 27, 2016
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I have a 500l tank about over a year old, I also have another aro that is 13" and is completely fine and gets along very well with the little aro.
And yes I prime every water change.
PH: .7.2
Water temperature 29.4
No2/3 : 0
GH: 8d
KH: 10d
All the other fish in the tank nothing out of the norm.
2 air stone on full, lights are never turned on cos use natural light from garden.
Suddenly change after giving it one whole prawn and no feed after 2 days. And continue to not show interest till now even when trying different food.
 

Lteetaa

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Sep 27, 2016
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Haven't done water change yesterday or today as I have put ESHA medicine incase of infection of any kind. So I'm letting the medicine do its work for a few days. Then I do another WC afterwards
 
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