01-27-2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by cherryblu
I have a recently set up 55 gallon tank. Total there are 5 bloddfin tetras and 3 cherry barbs (I haven't introduced my 4 cherry barbs from my other tank yet). I put the bloodfins in the tank about 6-7 days ago, 3 days ago I put the cherry barbs. The bloodfins have been their silver with bright red fins until this morning. All of the water parameters are the same as 5 days ago. Temp. is set around 80-82. The one male cherry barb has been chasing them around, but so much too lose all of their color?
Temp is too warm for these fish .
Would slowly, over the course of a day or two, try to reduce temp to 75 degree's or 76 degrees F.
Would also check water to see that ammonia and nitrites read zero and perform water changes as Needed if these level's are other than zero.