Help Red Streaks On Black Skirt Tetras - Now Worse

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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 dont 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
 

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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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Can you post an image 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
 
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Can you post an image 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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Again they all show redness on the same spots don't they ?
yes belly side
 

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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?
 

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What do you feed them (could be you amswered that earlier)?

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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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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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 %
 
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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
No they werent like this however this prob has been there fr a few months anyways will do a 75% wc
 
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