2 years ago #1
betta lover
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hi, my neon tetras keep losing their colours. are they going to die?

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2 years ago #2
johnarthur
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They may if the color loss is the result of poor water quality. Please make sure water parameters are appropriate and ammonia and nitrite measure zero. Water quality will improve if you feed no more than the fish eat in a couple of minutes and change about 25 percent of the water every week.

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2 years ago #3
gloman
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I have cardinal tetras. When I first got them, I was surprised to see their color was gone in the mornings! It should return quickly once they start their day and become active. Is this what you are referring to? Here's a link for more info.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_tetra#section_1

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2 years ago #4
betta lover
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unfortunaely, 2 of them died today.

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2 years ago #5
Luvn Bubbles
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that is sad. maybe your tank was overcrowded. How many did you have?

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2 years ago #6
greenzebra
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Usually tropical fish will lose their color when they are in poor water quality/stressed. If any of your fish start to dull out do a water test and if needed do partial water changes to help bring levels down. One time I had trouble controlling algae in an older tank and my tiger barbs were extremely pale. When I finally got rid of the algae their color came back within the day.

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2 years ago #7
Luvn Bubbles
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just monitor everything in your tank daily and watch your fish closely and look over your tank carefully. anything can cause something big to happen.

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2 years ago #8
betta lover
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actually, i tested my water today. EVERYTHING was fine with the water. I think the fish were stressed out. we have to move the tank because someone is coming to our house to change our hardwood. so, i have decided to do the job slowly. i took out the plants from the aquarium. then im going to put the fish in little ''fish boxes'' ment for moving the fish. im going to keep the water in a buchet with the filter and heater inside of it. its only going to take abut on day or so.

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2 years ago #9
betta lover
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i have 2 skirt tetras, 3 mollies, 3 platys and 2 guppies. they are all acting normal.

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2 weeks ago #10
Lightprussian
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I think its the neon tetra disease.Quarantine the affected fish if you can.

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2 weeks ago #11
CarLey
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Just a heads up on checking the date of the first question. Upper right corner.

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