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    Question Is plants pearling bad for your fish ?

    Hi,When my plants pearl, my fish act like they are on crack.
    They swim in circles up and down the glass and they have paranoia (they get scared when they see me).
    They only act this way in the afternoon when my plants pearl.
    My co2 source is flourish excel.

    Do you think they are having embolisms in their gill ?(bubbles in the blood)

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    Flourish Excel is not Co2,it does not provide Co2,it does not make Co2.
    Excel is a carbon source.
    Test your water in the afternoon.Ph,Gh and Kh.You can test ammonia and nitrite while you're at it as well.

    Pearling plants is sign of oxygen saturation,the water is hyper saturated with oxygen.The "pearling effect" is a visible sign of the oxygen produced by the plants.
    Fish benefit from this.

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    @Rudi So you do not think the pearling has something to do with the problem ?
    Because they are normal the rest of the time.

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    My plants pearl 1 hour after lights on until lights off, 7 hours later.No problems.I inject Co2.But I know what my water chemistry is.
    0-ammonia
    0-nitrite
    Ph-6.5
    Gh-6
    Kh- 4
    When my fish act different,I immediately test Ph,then Kh.When those are stable,I start looking at ammonia or nitrite.

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    @Rudi, I will test my water next time.
    Thanks

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    What is pearling guys sorry if dum question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillemNicolaas View Post
    What is pearling guys sorry if dum question...
    Pearling is the effect of tiny oxygen bubbles forming on the leaves that occurs when the water is saturated with oxygen.

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    Its when your plants release small bubbles, release of oxygen.

    Pic of pearling: http://www.apsa.co.za/board/index.ph...70661#msg70661

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    like this

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    That is an excelent pic of pearling, I would post a video of my tank pearling but I am afraid I have some BL stuff in there.

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