Some Fish Have Red Gills

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Kingbetete, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. K

    Kingbetete Valued Member Member

    Hey all,

    I've noticed that my ottocat' s gills look extremely red. But some also have slight redness


    My parameters are 0/0/5(or 10) if water change is needed.

    Is this ammonia burn? Or heater burn?

  2. TheQuirkyCory

    TheQuirkyCory Valued Member Member

    Something like that happened with my Pygmy cories. I'm not sure if you have gravel but when they're sifting in the substrate if it's hard and scratchy like gravel it could hurt their mouths and the bottom of them. If you don't have sand you could switch to it.
  3. OP

    Kingbetete Valued Member Member

    I have gravel but it's all smooth. There aren't any jagged edges. It could still be the gravel?
  4. TheQuirkyCory

    TheQuirkyCory Valued Member Member

    I had perfectly smooth gravel and it happened to my cories. It sucked and I eventually change my gravel.

    I think that the larger pieces can damage their undersides.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 4, 2017

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