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Old 04-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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red fins

My brothers fish keep getting this weird thing where there fins turn red they soon did what is happening
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We need some more info.
What kind of fish? And how many?
What size tank?
What are the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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We need some more info.
What kind of fish? And how many?
What size tank?
What are the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH?
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Albino tiger barbs 2 5 gallons no pics it hasn't happened yet with these sets of fish nitrite and nitrate are way to high in danger zone and Ph is about 6.0
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Redness in the fins is a sign of ammonia and/or nitrite poisoning. Your brother has some serious water quality problems that need to be addressed ASAP with lots of water changes with temperature-matched, properly conditioned water. I also suspect a 5g tank is too small to keep barbs but Ill let Mumma clarify this.
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Yes, tiger barbs require a 20g long and a school of 6+. To keep other fish with them then you need a 29g or larger. Please ask your brother to rehome them and select fish more suitable for a 5g. he is going to have to get in and do some serious water changes or he's going to loose these fish.
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Yeah we also have a red tailed shark in there aswell he is about 5 inches
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That makes the situation even worse I'm afraid. 5 inches is a big fish for 5 gallons of water. RTS require a 55g minimum and can easily kill other fish in 'their territory'. I have one in with African cichlids and he's tank boss (well thinks he is).
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My brother use to have 2 fish but the shark ate the smaller one.
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