Help - Neon Tetra Acting Strange After Water Change

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by PuffPuff, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    Just did a 25% water change and I added the tap safe conditioner and aquarium salt. Now one of my neon stripped tetras swam to the top of the heater and looks to be vibrating or shaking violently.

    I threw some QuickStart n now it is swimming around.
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  2. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Probably the salt. Neons haven't seen salt since South America split from Africa, before they were Neons. Freshwater fish do not like salt.


    How much salt did you add ?
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  3. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    That seems more like a shock reaction to me, usually temp or pH shock would cause it.

    Though you don't need aquarium salt for your regular maintenance... so you might as well stop adding it.
  4. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    i never use aquarium salt, but 1 of my guppies looked stressed so I added some aquarium salt to my water change. it help out the guppy but the literally instantly it made my neon striped tetra act out, its still alive this morning when I woke up but it seems to still be around the heater.
  5. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Agree with discontinuing salt.
    i also had an. Issue today with a water conditioner not removing chlorine. Im not if thsi would cause that problem, but i would check that.

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