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It would be great if you could 1 post it to YouTube and share it (some here can't see it) - and 2 answer the questions at the bottom of my signature - about your tank etc. - here it is. HOW TO ASK FOR DISEASE DIAGNOSIS HELP LINK
 

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I timed it out at 96 gill beats per minute. That isn't too high unless the fish has been sitting still for a long time when the video was taken. Warmer water also elevates a fish's respiration rate. 150 bpm is definitely too fast for this species and 125 would start me worrying.

Any other symptoms?


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My LM blenny breaths quickly as well, but he is a fat happy fish. It looks like he never catches his breath, but he is completely fine. I can’t see the video but just on what I have read it seems normal.
 

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I timed it out at 96 gill beats per minute. That isn't too high unless the fish has been sitting still for a long time when the video was taken. Warmer water also elevates a fish's respiration rate. 150 bpm is definitely too fast for this species and 125 would start me worrying.

Any other symptoms?


Jay
Curious - how do you see the video?
 

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I have this lawnmower Blenny who seems to be breathing a little too fast but I wanted to get more opinions on it
Very normal breathing rate. Fish looks good and dood body proportion. Be sure to furnish proper diet.
Its a misconception that these are algae eaters. While they eat algae and need such in their diet, They need calcium which is why they spend a portion of their day pounding and gnawing on coral rock and also meats such as Mysis shrimp, brine, krill and plankton
 
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I timed it out at 96 gill beats per minute. That isn't too high unless the fish has been sitting still for a long time when the video was taken. Warmer water also elevates a fish's respiration rate. 150 bpm is definitely too fast for this species and 125 would start me worrying.

Any other symptoms?


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No other symptoms yet, he’s super fat and pretty active so
 

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No other symptoms yet, he’s super fat and pretty active so

Differential respiration rate can be a clue - measure the rate daily, and if it shows a consistent rise, then there is some issue.

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How do I measure it
I take a video of the fish, then play the video, counting the gill beats. The trouble is, fish usually don't hold still for a full 60 seconds. So, If I count, say 10 gill beats in a 15 second video, that works out to be 40 beats per minute. I cross multiply: 10/15 = x/60 10*60 = 600, 15 * x -= 15x. 600/15 = 40.

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i HAVE A NEW COMPUTER and it has many tools and features and you dont want to know the speed/specs as it is beyond crazy.
For movies and video, it has a tool call decoder which plays all formats and I dont have to choose from a list like my old unit which gave me MS and Adobe which didn't even work
 
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I take a video of the fish, then play the video, counting the gill beats. The trouble is, fish usually don't hold still for a full 60 seconds. So, If I count, say 10 gill beats in a 15 second video, that works out to be 40 beats per minute. I cross multiply: 10/15 = x/60 10*60 = 600, 15 * x -= 15x. 600/15 = 40.

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I think I’m wrong but I tried this and got like 102. Could you help me out with one more analysis. @Jay Hemdal
 

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I think I’m wrong but I tried this and got like 102. Could you help me out with one more analysis. @Jay Hemdal

Yes, I'm getting about 100 bpm also. The fish sitting in the air bubbles can be a sign of gill problems. Like I said, there are so many variables to fish breathing rates, you need to look for changes. If it is breathing faster than before, that is a sign of an issue.....

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Yes, I'm getting about 100 bpm also. The fish sitting in the air bubbles can be a sign of gill problems. Like I said, there are so many variables to fish breathing rates, you need to look for changes. If it is breathing faster than before, that is a sign of an issue.....

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So what should I do
 
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So what should I do
Just monitor it over time and see if the rate is stable or increasing. If stable, I wouldn’t worry about it.
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