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I noticed my pristella tetra looks a little off today; his colors aren't really showing and he's just staying in the same ...
I noticed my pristella tetra looks a little off today; his colors aren't really showing and he's just staying in the same spot. Upon further examination, I noticed there's a red line in the lower half of his body.
10 G tank
Aquarium has been set up for a year this month
I have 6 Pristella Tetras, I have had them for about 10 months
The fish was not placed under quarantine
No fake plants, no other decorations
Both filtration and a heater
There is a lighting schedule, the lights are on for about 10 hours a day, turned off for the rest. (daytime, light is on and off during the night)
Very little sunlight exposure
I change 50% of the water about once every two weeks. Tap water is used.
Sand is vacuumed during this water change
They are fed flakes, twice a day.
All the other fish seem fine, nothing abnormal other than the one fish I'm talking about
going to assume since u didnt put up ur ph ammonia nitrites or nitratrates you dont have a test kit, thats ok but, not knowhing the levels i would change water once a week at 50% just to be safe ( i keep my tank water clean enough as if i would want to drink it) not sure exactly what he has going on and if this is the first day youhave noticed it may be nothing. dont ever underestimate clean water and a fishes immune system. i would keep up with water changes and keep a eye on him. i cant throw a guess to whas going on but as i said stick with the w/c and maybe add soem Aquarium salt and let his body heal on its own.,