Red Gills On Neon Tetras And Corys? | Page 2

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by EffaMoulton, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. EffaMoulton Valued Member Member

    That’s what the red gills on mine look like! Thank you.

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  2. Rehanan Valued Member Member

    Sorry for the low quality images, but in my instance mine weren't red before. I am almost certain. This is what they're like now, it doesn't look like a pleasant red to the eye, it almost look like they're bleeding - its more red in person then these images are willing to show.

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  3. EffaMoulton Valued Member Member

    That’s strange... maybe stress?

  4. ystrout Well Known Member Member

    IMO their gills look fine. I can see the red on those pics. Notice how it's right behind the gill plate? That's just because of the natural coloration of that part of their body.

    It looks like they aren't showing much of their red stripe which is a sign of stress. Is that just the quality of the picture? Or do they look like that in real life? If their red and blue colors are nice and bright, you wouldn't worry.

    Are your water parameters good?
  5. Rehanan Valued Member Member

    They don't seem stressed at all. They didn't have the stark red strip to begin with, when I first bought them. They're Green Neon Tetras.
  6. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah P.simulans.

    Coukd be the pics but the color of the belly doesn't seem totally right to me.

    Could you place some other pics?
  7. Rehanan Valued Member Member

    I've totally unintentionally hijacked this post. Sorry to OP!

    It's hard to get another pic of them that's any better then the ones I have showed. They're not as red today, I am not too sure. Some people have said it's normal, others have said its stress related.
  8. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Oops didn't notice it weren't the OP's
  9. ystrout Well Known Member Member

    I don't know much about green neons. Do they normally not have as much red on their bellies?

    If that's the case, I wouldn't worry about them at all. Their blue is very vibrant, their gills look perfectly healthy, and you say they aren't stressed. So you're good!
  10. Rehanan Valued Member Member

    I don't remember seeing them with red on their bellies, even in store but in my tank as of recent they have got the red bellies. Aside from that, they appear quite healthy to me too.