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Chlorine Poisoning

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Chlorine Poisoning

PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:00

What is chlorine poisoning?

Chlorine and chloramine are added to the UK's water supply as a disinfectant.

Both are toxic to fish.


Symptoms

In acute stages the fish may exhibit some or all of the following;

- Change in colouration

- Gasping (hypoxia)

- Lethargy and exhaustion (fish lying on bottom)

Treatment

Ideally remove the fish to a tank that has been treated for chlorine and chloramine.

If this is not an option then perform a partial water change ensuring that the water being added has been treated to remove chlorine and chloromine.

Several water changes may be necessary over a period of time in order to lower the chlorine levels sufficiently.
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