Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:25 PM
I've just noticed today that another neon tetra has the same problem, though it hasn't lost much of its colour yet. I'm really disappointed and I hope this isn't a disease that will sweep through the whole shoal. If anyone knows what it is or has any suggestions please reply.
Tank size: 200 litre
pH, etc: (dont have a test kit, been keeping fish for years and never used one, just doing regular water changes and using common sense.)
tank temp: 26C
Volume and Frequency of water changes: Once a week, 20-25%
Chemical Additives or Media in your tank: None
Tank inhabitants: Sparkling gourami, honey gourami, 10 cardinal, 7 neon tetras, tiger plec, , bamboo shrimp, 3 amano shrimp.
Recent additions to your tank (living or decoration): None
Exposure to chemicals: None
Thanks for your help.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:31 PM
Take a sample of your water to the lfs and ask them to write the readings down for you.
Was the red stripe area bleached out.
Does the red stripe area look like a milky substance.
Any black linning around the red area.
Does the blue area look yellowish.
Any lumps that go to a point in the tummy region.
Are any of the neons look restless and swim in an odd manor.
Any signs of popeye or dropsy.
The fading could be due to bad water quality also.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 08:51 AM
Does the red stripe area look like a milky substance. Not really milky no.
Any black linning around the red area. No
Does the blue area look yellowish. No I dont think so
Any lumps that go to a point in the tummy region. No
Are any of the neons look restless and swim in an odd manor. No, all the others seem fine
Any signs of popeye or dropsy. No
I will do my best with the water sample but I live quite far from my lfs and I dont drive, so it is quite a problem.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:00 PM
But you really need to get your water tested, as being faded can be due to bad water quality.
Neons are very sensitive fish.
For now water change and increase aeration.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 02:03 AM
Posted 19 December 2009 - 02:15 PM
Check his mouth area for white bleached out lips, cotton strand, fluffy cotton wool, sores.
Check the gills over to see if they look pale with excess mucas or red and inflamed.
Really need to know water stats.
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