hi, my neon tetras keep losing their colours. are they going to die?
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.
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.
unfortunaely, 2 of them died today.
that is sad. maybe your tank was overcrowded. How many did you have?
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.
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.
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.
i have 2 skirt tetras, 3 mollies, 3 platys and 2 guppies. they are all acting normal.