I've searched high and low for the answer to my problem, and have come up with many contradicting answers.
10 Gal tank
3 emerald eye rasboras
2 pearl danios
2 albino plecos
I recently got the 2 albino plecos 2 weeks ago. Since I got them, I've needed to administer Melafix to the tank for an accident that happened to one of my rasboras (got sucked up into the filter, but was ok!), but that was a week ago.
Ammonia is 0, nitrites are .3 (and getting lower), PH is around 7.8-8, and the water is on the hard side. KH is in the normal range.
I've been doing water changes once a day (15%) for the past few days to get the nitrite levels down (they were at the 1.6 mark at one point). I should also mention that I've been putting aquarium salt in the water after reading that rasboras and danios fair better with it (but then read that albino plecos have little tolerance for it, and have since stopped).
I've noticed in the past 3 days that one of my plecos has developed an entirely red head (top and underneath). It's only happened to one, and I've also noticed that the redness has spread to his fins.
There are no sores or wounds on him that I can see, and he has no loss of appetite or energy.
Any insight as to what this is would be greatly appreciated. I've read somewhere that an albino pleco turning red means that it's close to death!
I hope it's not true...