Bubbler in Goldfish tank?
So I got my 55g with 3 fancy Goldfish (max stock for that tank). Everything is OK so far.
Nitrate @10ppm (Pennywort works like a charm in their tank to lower nitrates :)
75%-80% water change weekly
Fluval canister rated for 100g. Two HOBs rated for 20g, and a Big sponge filter.
I notice though that one of my fish, goes up for air from the surface. She "gulps air". The reason I am worried is because this can lead to buoyancy issues.
Would adding a bubbler wall in the back add more "oxygen to the water" that way she won't gulp air from the surface? I have done some research online and some say it does not matter others say that it is not good to have those bubbler things for the fish. I have a big Sponge filter for biological reasons in the tank and that shoots bubbles to the top of the surface?
I guess my question is why does my fish gulp air from the surface while the other two don't? How can I help my fish get oxygen through the water column instead of her getting it from the surface?
Hopefully you can help me :)
Thank you in advance.
Zachary, I feed New Life Spectrum Sinking pellets for Fancy Goldfish. I also feed gel food that sinks to the bottom. The boiled veggies also sink. I do not give them floating foods.
I live in Co. It's cold here. I have no heater on them just room temp @68F. Their water is freaking cold. I hate doing water changes on them. lol