Redtail Black Shark

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Scottshark, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Scottshark Valued Member Member

    Hi guys I've had a RTBS for 4 weeks...he was tiny when I got him...growing nicely now but I've noticed the tip of the dorsal fin is white...looks and acts totally fine otherwise.... Could it be something to worry about?.... Thanks

  2. Mihai Boldor Valued Member Member

    A picture could help more than describing the problem :)

  3. Scottshark Valued Member Member

    I'll try and get one....he doesn't stay still for very long
  4. Mike the fish keeper Valued Member Member

    Loss of color usually means the fish is stressed. How big is the tank and what are the parameters of the tank
  5. Scottshark Valued Member Member

  6. Mike the fish keeper Valued Member Member

    Oh sorry I thought you said his tail was turning white my bad. White on the tip of there dorsal is just part of their coloration. No need to worry he just maturing.
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  7. Petdepartmentmanager New Member Member

    What other fish are in the tank, if any? If there are, what kind are they? And have you noticed any of their fins discolored or looking like they are "fraying"? It could be fin rot if that's the case.
  8. Zahc Well Known Member Member

    If your meaning right on the very, very tip, it's the norm for RTBS's and nothing to worry about. Look at some good quality pictures online and it should be noticeable.