Red Eye Tetra

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by San03, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. San03New MemberMember

    Hello.. I hope someone can maybe tell me what may be going on with my fish..he's a RET he was fine last nite but today I found him swimming crazy and breathing hard..he's in a 55 gallon tank with 3 other RET ,6 tiger barbs, 4 Bala sharks and one sucker fish..they all seem fine but him..

    Nitrates 0
    Nitrites 0
    Ph 7
    KH 80
    GH 30

    Tank has been set up for about 8 month
  2. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    What is ammonia? What test kit are you using? What type of sucker fish?
  3. San03New MemberMember

    It's one that test for everything not sure the name right off hand..ammonia levels are 0 and I do water changes like clock work every 2 weeks and use prime...mmmm i think the name of the sucker fish starts with a p and it's a really long word..sry I could spell it if I tried lol...I know this sounds stupid but could it be old age I have a the 4 RET and the 4 of the Tiger barbs for over 3 years
  4. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Can you take a picture of the sucker fish? Is the test kit called API Freshwater Master Test Kit? Can you take a picture of the red eye tetra too?
  5. San03New MemberMember

    I did take him out of the big tank and put him in a small transport tank cuz he was struggling to swim

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  6. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    @CindiL can help you with this.

    The sucker fish looks like a pleco to me
  7. FishandFunValued MemberMember

  8. San03New MemberMember

    Yes that's what he is

    He's fine though as are the others it's just the one RET
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  9. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Hi, welcome to the forum :)

    Its possible he's reaching the end of his life span if you've had them for over 3 years and he was probably 5-6 months old when you got him. I think your guess is a good one. You have obviously taken very good care of them!

    Do you see anything on him at all? Like fungus? And all the other fish are fine?
  10. San03New MemberMember

    Awww thank you yes I try and take very good care of them they are my fin babies..I love them

    No nothing at all is on him, I have checked him from head to tail fin and the others all seem fine..just hate to lose him if it can be helped and I'm worried for the others if it is something they could get
  11. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Have you added any new fish to this tank recently that could bring in disease? Does he scratch on anything in the tank?
  12. San03New MemberMember

    Only new fish would of been about 3 months ago and that was the pelco which he has done amazing when from about 2" to 6"...seems very very healthy growing like a weed lol...I haven't noticed him scratching
  13. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Ok, well probably enough time after getting him to rule out a disease specifically brought in by him.