Red Streaks On Black Skirt Tetras - Now Worse

Rdrb

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My black skirt tetras has some red rashlike streaks on its body parts I browsed the web I fear a red spot disease
But its not that dark it is sort of like a pale red in colour then I saw more on tue disease they say its about nitrate levels being high I tested my water and saw ammonia was at 0ppm and nitrate was also 5ppm so I really need help what to do
 

pongoandfriends22

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Could you put up a picture of the fish so that I know what I'm working with? Diseases or even parasites can be hard to identify.
 
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Rdrb

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Here
 

kallililly1973

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That looks like one of the Vonrio tetras I have.. do you have pics of the other one?
 

pongoandfriends22

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Rdrb said:
Well first off, I see a couple ich spots on that fish in the photo so I think you need to start treating for ich. I feel that maybe the red isn’t red spot disease but I can’t tell because the picture isn’t too clear.
 
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Rdrb

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Wait let me send another pic

Sorry the photo isn't coming much clear but black skirts ought to hav greyish bodies

Also I don't think they ich cos if so their whole bodies will have white spots they do have a kind of glitter like thingy on their tails I am pretty sure it aint ich

kallililly1973 said:
That looks like one of the Vonrio tetras I have.. do you have pics of the other one?
Vonrio tetras are not similar to black skirt tetras bro
 

pongoandfriends22

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Um that actually sadly does look like it might be red spot now that I see it better. I’m not an expert so I don’t know for sure because I’ve never had this problem but it does look like red spot, sorry.
 

kallililly1973

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Rdrb said:
Vonrio tetras are not similar to black skirt tetras bro
I know their not Bro. all I said was it looks like one of my Vonrio
 
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Rdrb

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kallililly1973 said:
I know their not Bro. all I said was it looks like one of my Vonrio
Lol sorry bro

pongoandfriends22 said:
Um that actually sadly does look like it might be red spot now that I see it better. I’m not an expert so I don’t know for sure because I’ve never had this problem but it does look like red spot, sorry.
If its red spot I am doomed
 

DoubleDutch

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Mmmm it is weird they "color up" the same way. They look super healthy.Could there have been glofish in their ancestors ?
 

kallililly1973

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Here is the shot of the Vonrio that looked similar to your black skirt sorry I couldn’t b more help with your skirt issues.. good luck
 
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Rdrb

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kallililly1973 said:
Here is the shot of the Vonrio that looked similar to your black skirt sorry I couldn’t b more help with your skirt issues.. good luck
Oh yeah it does np man I noticed swim patterns are normal so lets hope it has only blood circulating nice and smoothly

DoubleDutch said:
Mmmm it is weird they "color up" the same way. They look super healthy.Could there have been glofish in their ancestors ?
That would be something lol anyways I will keep you guys updated if anything happens
 
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Rdrb

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Update the tetras are fine no harm as of yet feeding has been good overall
 

angelcraze

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When did the redness start showing? And how long have you had these? I agree, they look healthy, but they should be a grey color.
 

DoubleDutch

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Is the water cloudy btw ?
 

mattgirl

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How often are you doing water changes and how often are you doing them? Any time I see something that looks even a little bit off the first thing I reach for is my water changing equipment.

Your beautiful little guys look like a cross between a white skirt and a black skirt. I know my black skirts are a lot darker than these.

The only time mine lighten up is when they are stressed. They used to do it with water changes or anytime I messed with their tank. They are used to having my hands in their tank so seldom lose their color now.
 
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Rdrb

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mattgirl said:
How often are you doing water changes and how often are you doing them? Any time I see something that looks even a little bit off the first thing I reach for is my water changing equipment.

Your beautiful little guys look like a cross between a white skirt and a black skirt. I know my black skirts are a lot darker than these.

The only time mine lighten up is when they are stressed. They used to do it with water changes or anytime I messed with their tank. They are used to having my hands in their tank so seldom lose their color now.
Sorry fr the delay just came online now well parameters looks good I did test everything is normal waterchanges are weekly bro
 

mattgirl

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Rdrb said:
Sorry fr the delay just came online now well parameters looks good I did test everything is normal waterchanges are weekly bro
No problem. I know some folk do have a life outside Fishlore

I do weekly water changes but one water change a month I do a much bigger one to sorta reset the tank. If one isn't measuring for things other than ammonia, nitrites and nitrates those other things can build up over time. The unused minerals normally in our water can start building up thus the reason for the much bigger water change monthly.

There is nothing better for our fish friends than fresh clean water. .
 
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jdhef

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mattgirl said:
No problem. I know some folk do have a life outside Fishlore
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What!??? Are you sure about that? This is the first I'm hearing of this!
 

mattgirl

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jdhef said:
What!??? Are you sure about that? This is the first I'm hearing of this!
HaHaHaHa Thanks, I needed a giggle today
 
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jdhef

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You're welcome
 
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Rdrb

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Guys I know I posted this already and said maybe their (black skirt tetra)healthy that's all but I see day by day there is no reduction of redness infact it looks even more red when its supposed to be black please help

Pictures aren't loading btw water parameters are ok ammonia doesn't show any increase nitrates and nitrites 0
 

DoubleDutch

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Rdrb said:
Guys I know I posted this already and said maybe their (black skirt tetra)healthy that's all but I see day by day there is no reduction of redness infact it looks even more red when its supposed to be black please help

Pictures aren't loading btw water parameters are ok ammonia doesn't show any increase nitrates and nitrites 0
That nitrates are 0 in a cycled tank is quite weird.
 
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Rdrb

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DoubleDutch said:
That nitrates are 0 in a cycled tank is quite weird.
Also the tank has been running fr a year or so waterchanges are weekly also I don't onow my apI nitrate test may be wrong cause it shows 0 all the time wen I test water of diff tanks

Heres the pic of one
 

pagoda

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That looks like an ammonia issue.....can you test again please with liquid tester please and take a photo of the tubes alongside the colour chart. Thanks
 
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Rdrb

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pagoda said:
That looks like an ammonia issue.....can you test again please with liquid tester please and take a photo of the tubes alongside the colour chart. Thanks
Tested its 0 ppm
 

DoubleDutch

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Rdrb

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Maybe ill do a 75 % wc tomorrow
Since its 10.15 pm now

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DoubleDutch said:
Does the water looks "foggy" ?
Infact its crystal clear
 

pagoda

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Can you post an of the tests with the colour chart though please just so everyone can be sure that you are reading them correctly.....if using paper strips and not the liquid, they are often inaccurate and give false positives
 

DoubleDutch

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Again they all show redness on the same spots don't they ?
 
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Rdrb

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pagoda said:
Can you post an of the tests with the colour chart though please just so everyone can be sure that you are reading them correctly.....if using paper strips and not the liquid, they are often inaccurate and give false positives
ok but can you please wait for 5 minutes fr the coulor to form

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DoubleDutch said:
Again they all show redness on the same spots don't they ?
yes belly side
 

pagoda

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DoubleDutch said:
Again they all show redness on the same spots don't they ?
Agreed...the water is definitely "off"...

Redness like that is almost classic ammonia levels being too high

How often are you changing the water and are you de-chlorinating properly?
 

DoubleDutch

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Rdrb said:
So
yes belly side
What do you feed them (could be you amswered that earlier)?

pagoda said:
Agreed...the water is definitely "off"...

Redness like that is almost classic ammonia levels being too high

How often are you changing the water and are you de-chlorinating properly?
I'd expect redness around the gills in that case.
 
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Rdrb

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DoubleDutch said:
What do you feed them (could be you amswered that earlier)?
Normal pellet food different types tho which I do alternate days

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pagoda said:
Agreed...the water is definitely "off"...

Redness like that is almost classic ammonia levels being too high

How often are you changing the water and are you de-chlorinating properly?
Weekly 25 %
 

DoubleDutch

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They still look extremely healthy to me.
 
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Rdrb

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DoubleDutch said:
They still look extremely healthy to me.
3 mins ill send you the ammonia test

Heres the pic idk how my reading is I think its between .25 and 0 shoot pictures not coming 1 min

Here
 

MissNoodle

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Ammonia looks 0.50 to me

Were they like this when you got them? It almost looks like they were dyed
 
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Rdrb

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MissNoodle said:
Ammonia looks 0.50 to me

Were they like this when you got them? It almost looks like they were dyed
No they werent like this however this prob has been there fr a few months anyways will do a 75% wc
 

DoubleDutch

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My guess is a "crossbred" with Glofish.
 
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Rdrb

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DoubleDutch said:
My guess is a "crossbred" with Glofish.
Hope so,
thanks for all your help DoubleDutch pagoda and MissNoodle
 

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