Color

Discussion in 'Neon Tetra' started by reds, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. r

    reds Valued Member Member

    One of my neons is starting to loose some color near the back just before the end fin. I have had her for almost 2 years and the other fish in the tank are perfectly healthy. Is this normal or is it some sort of desese?

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  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Neon tetra can live 5 years in an aquarium. 
    I don't have experience with neons but i know that disease is very common.
     
  3. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    It has some somewhat similar, except my neon isn't hiding and is always active and schooling with the other neons.

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  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Odd. Could you get a picture?
     
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    reds Valued Member Member

    I can't get a clear picture, the camera on my phone sucks. It's like the red just before the fin is turning white a little. The other neons are fine as well as the danios.

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  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Is this just in the morning or evening and not at all times? Or....?
     
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    reds Valued Member Member

    At all times, just started happening a few days ago. I checked the water parameters and everything is normal.

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  8. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    reds Valued Member Member

    Yah, I used to use the strips but I found that there not reliable that much.

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  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, they aren't reliable.... and the API liquid test kit is a lot cheaper in the long run.
    If it is neon tetra disease, I have read that Toltrazuril is possibly effective in treating it.
     
  11. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    This is puzzling I just checked on my neon and the white spot is fading and the red is coming back. Is this normal? Could it have been stress that does this?

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  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, it could have been.... was it solid white or opaque?
     
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    reds Valued Member Member

    Opaque.

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  14. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Do you have light colored sand or anything? Dark colors bring out the color in a fish, while light colors will was it out. Though a long shot, maybe that's what was happening.
     




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