Help Black Marks Black Tetra

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Jason9998, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Jason9998New MemberMember

    This black skirt tetra doesn't look right thinking it might be tetra disease and need destroyed but don't want to do that unless there's no choice please help water parameters perfect

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  2. GrayGray4231

    GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Aw, the poor thing.. It looks like he has ich but I am pretty sure it might be too late to save him from the look of it.
  3. devin s.

    devin s.Valued MemberMember

    Looks bad, try to seperate him from the others so he doesn't infect them, and treat the others just in case.
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!

    That looks like a serious bacterial infection to me. Can you list exact water parameters? pH, temp, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates

    Tank size and complete stocking?
  5. OP

    Jason9998New MemberMember

    Hi water is 0 ammonia o nitrite 20 nitrate 7.7 ph this tank just finished cycling Monday when I had my first 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite last week had big nitrite spike and was doing water changes daily thank God the cycle is now done as the tank is only 6 weeks old I've got 2 albino plecos 5 adult Mickey mouse platypus and 3 baby ones and 4 black skirt tetras the rest of the fish look fine

    Meant to say plattys not platypus (autocorrect) and tank size is 125l (roma125)

    Temp 25.4

    Here's a picture of 2 others I think they look ok

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 9, 2018
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    How's he doing?

    I would keep up with water changes - clean water can help them heal, even if the water parameters are in check.

    You have stocking issues if you'd like to discuss them :)

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