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Red Gills On Danio Help

Discussion in 'Zebra Danio' started by Epicoz, May 17, 2019.

  1. Epicoz Well Known Member Member


    What is the water volume of the tank? 20
    How long has the tank been running? 1 year
    Does it have a filter? Yes
    Does it have a heater? Yes
    What is the water temperature? 84
    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
    4 zebra danios, 1 Bristlenose pleco, 2 snails

    How often do you change the water? Once a week
    How much of the water do you change? 30%
    What do you use to treat your water? Seachem prime
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Substrate

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? No but it’s cycled and it was cycled before adding these fish
    What do you use to test the water? Strips and master kit
    What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”. Not sure but will test


    How often do you feed your fish? Once a day
    How much do you feed your fish? A pinch
    What brand of food do you feed your fish? Hikari pellets
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? No

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish? 8 months
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Tonight
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? One red gill under a light
    Have you started any treatment for the illness? No I’m at the end of treating for ich and no fish has had it for 5 days
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? It’s genetically weird bent spine constant sbd.
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Red gills

    Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now) Just tonight I noticed my fishes gills are red from one side under light could this be lack of oxygen.

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  2. Skavatar Well Known Member Member

    please get your tank water tested. we'll need to rule out ammonia poisoning, etc.

    if that is the only fish affected, probably not a lack of O2.

    any flashing or erratic behavior? maybe gill flukes?

    or an infection of the gills?

  3. Epicoz Well Known Member Member

    It could be normal my danios have red on there gills this is undear their gills I could be seeing stuff also what exactly is flashing and I’ll test is it ok if I just do ammonia and strips

  4. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    It could be the temperature, 84 is quite toasty for zebra danios
  5. Epicoz Well Known Member Member

    Im treating ich can I lower it?
  6. Epicoz Well Known Member Member

    I have quite a few problems with my tank, but I’m adding more danios soon and I had all 3 of my black neons die of ich
  7. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    How long has it been that high for?
  8. Epicoz Well Known Member Member

    A week and a half
  9. nikm128 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can lower now, I'd do two degrees a day until it's around 75-77
  10. Epicoz Well Known Member Member

    Ok thanks should I continue treating with super ich and is it ok if my heater is blue