Red gills-neon tetras help

  1. rousenoah Initiate Member

    I have been struggling with high ammonia and nitrates recently,because of decaying plants I suspect-have removed them and perform small but gradual water changes.
    One of my neon tetras seems to have very red gills and it looks really painful, will not be able to perform a water change for another 16 hours
    A) what can I do ???
    B) will this fish survive???
    P.s all other fish seem not to be affected in a similar way
  2. maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Keep up the water changes.

    Dose with Prime for the full volume of the rank.

    Consider getting an ammonia absorbing product like Purigen and adding to your filter media.

    Top plant your tank with pothos to reduce nitrates.
  3. rousenoah Initiate Member

    Ok thank you very much
  4. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    Any pic ?
  5. rousenoah Initiate Member

  6. rousenoah Initiate Member

    ^the pictures don't show it that well
  7. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    Poor looking fellow !
  8. Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    Good pic thanks. That fish is struggling, not looking healthy.

    You will do very well to reverse his fortunes.

    I find you have to provide good water quality (no ammonia, low nitrate, well oxygenated, cool 69-75F) and no fish that frighten or bully them or they soon come down with something.

    But if you do they are sensational!