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ystrout said:
Don't be confused by ammonia sickness and the normal coloration of their gills. Fish naturally have red gills. Some fish you can easily see that red, some fish you can't.

If you're seeing red inside their gill plate, that's just their gills' natural red color. If you're seeing a slight red tint through their gill plate, you may just be seeing their gills through their gill plate which is normally slightly transparent.

If their gills are clearly red, inflamed, and look generally unhealthy, that's when you have a problem. Either way, dose your tank with Prime evey 24 hours until your bacteria catches up and you have 0 ppm ammonia.

Look at the pic below, it shows that you can see red on healthy neon tetras. Also google "pearl danios", their gills always appear reddish purple due to their relatively transparent gill plates and white coloration.
That’s what the red gills on mine look like! Thank you.
 

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ystrout said:
Don't be confused by ammonia sickness and the normal coloration of their gills. Fish naturally have red gills. Some fish you can easily see that red, some fish you can't.

If you're seeing red inside their gill plate, that's just their gills' natural red color. If you're seeing a slight red tint through their gill plate, you may just be seeing their gills through their gill plate which is normally slightly transparent.

If their gills are clearly red, inflamed, and look generally unhealthy, that's when you have a problem. Either way, dose your tank with Prime evey 24 hours until your bacteria catches up and you have 0 ppm ammonia.

Look at the pic below, it shows that you can see red on healthy neon tetras. Also google "pearl danios", their gills always appear reddish purple due to their relatively transparent gill plates and white coloration.
Sorry for the low quality s, 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 s are willing to show.

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Sorry for the low quality s, 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 s are willing to show.

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That’s strange... maybe stress?
 

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Rehanan said:
Sorry for the low quality s, 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 s are willing to show.

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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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Rehanan said:
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.
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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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Rehanan said:
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.
Oops didn't notice it weren't the OP's
 

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Rehanan said:
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.
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!
 

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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!
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.
 

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