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OmegaKeeper 08-01-2013 07:29 PM

my fish lost its colour
1st of (and i no this sounds odd but) what type of fish is this lol, it looks like a black neon tetra but with a red tail like a pristella tetra any ideas?;image

ok so he was fine this morning his colours were just like they have been for the 4 weeks ive had him, i left the house and returned about 10 hours later at night and he was at the top of the tank and he was almost see-through, his black stripe and red tail colours were gone so i turned the tank light on and it looks like his colour is coming back and hes swiming around the tank again like normal, any ideas whats going on?

djembekah 08-01-2013 07:33 PM

looks kind of like a white cloud mountain minnow.

what are the parameters on your tank? temperature, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, pH, dgh, tank size? has any of this changed recently?

OmegaKeeper 08-01-2013 07:40 PM

all is good with the water same as its always been and the only thing that has changed is that two days ago i added a zedra danio to the tank and did a 25% water change with bottled water (it was still water witch is just tap water filtered, 1st time i tryed this also).

djembekah 08-01-2013 07:48 PM

but what are the parameters? what size tank? Idk how to help you unless you give me that info :/

OmegaKeeper 08-01-2013 08:02 PM

7.5 ph
0 ammonia

i dont no the nitrite or nitrate levels and its a 12liter tank with a 60liter filter and there 2.5inchs of fish in it

djembekah 08-01-2013 08:33 PM

16 liters is around 4 gallons i think. that seems a little small for fish like that. those are both schooling fish, and need at least 5 of each, but obviously in a larger tank.

OmegaKeeper 08-02-2013 04:52 AM

just checked on him this mornin and hes lookin fine must have just been sleepin.

pop 08-02-2013 06:26 AM

Hello OmegaKeeper:
You will be a more successful water critter keeper listening to what djembedah is trying to tell you, it is important information that will help you.

OmegaKeeper 08-02-2013 10:51 AM

oh yes i know that but this is just a small tank for now im starting a 60liter for them to shoal in.

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