How To Detect Stress

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by SSJ, May 26, 2018.

  1. SSJ

    SSJValued MemberMember

    How do you guys figure out the fish is in stress?? What symptoms to look for?
    In my particular case its guppies and neon tetras..i look for color mostly
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    they might loose color and be hiding alot. Those are the main indicators of stress.
  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Some fish will get stress bars. Bettas do this. I do not have any photos of it, maybe others do.
  4. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Unusual behaviours can also indicate stress, such as loss of activity or even increased activity - like pacing.
  5. sleow

    sleowValued MemberMember

    My tetras totally lost color during the stress of moving from my LFS to the tank. They looked silver/gray until they were acclimated and released into the tank. When they were comfortable, they colored up to bright, vibrant colors
  6. live4wetsleeves

    live4wetsleevesWell Known MemberMember

    For me, I've just gotten to know my fishes' personalities and can detect subtle changes. Most of the time, as others have stated, it's a loss of color, timid behavior, hiding, sometimes they'll get spooked easily, and a loss of appetite. Those are usually the biggest red flags.
  7. DuaneV

    DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    You wont have to worry about detecting stress as long as your parameters are good and the species youre keeping are compatible.

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