Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by catfishlover123, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. catfishlover123Well Known MemberMember

    Hello everyone.
    I looked in my tank this morning. When I looked in, I saw one of my buenos aires tetra. When I studied him more closely, his skin looked like it was turning yellow! Same with my red-blue tetra. Is this normal? What do you think caused this?


    Is this dangerous or a sign of close death?
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 21, 2010
  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

  3. catfishlover123Well Known MemberMember

    Why do you think that the fight caused the skin to turn light yellow? My betta did not bully the red-blue tetra, but it's skin looks like it is turning that color.
  4. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I'm not saying that's exactly what is causing the discoloration.
    Stress from incompatible tank mates or being bullied lowers their resistance to fight off illnesses.
    Rectifying the stressful situation puts your fish in a better position to heal.

    It's just a suggestion since your betta and other tetra were nipping at the other fish and we can't watch them 24 hours a day.

    What are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates?

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