Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-03-2020, 06:47 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
Need advice on Red Eyed Tetra Gills

I acquired 3 Red Eyed Tetras about 7 weeks ago. Long story short, they were not returnable and were received in pretty bad condition. They were all 3 covered in ammonia burn, and 2 of the 3 had what looks like severely inflamed gills. Two of them have deformed mouths. One unable to close, the other bent to the side a bit as well as a deformed spine. They have gone through a round of General cure, and Furan-2 and that cleared the redness on their bodies, but there has been no change to their gills. The female looked normal aside from ammonia burn, and has not gotten any worse either. The 3 of them all have healthy appetites and exhibit normal healthy tetra behavior. I have not witnessed any flashing or stress from them despite their afflictions.

I originally suspected gill flukes just based on the condition of their gills, but I have never had experience with flukes so I was looking for some advice. Is it possible that they were injured or just born this way, or could these fish be infected with gill flukes for 7+ weeks without getting any worse?

They are in a quarantine tank. It is about 9 gallons with 25-30% water changes weekly. Ammonia and nitrite is 0ppm, nitrate 10ppm. I will attach some of the photos that I have of them and take better ones when I get home.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200111_181011.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	187.2 KB
ID:	315136   Click image for larger version

Name:	tetra1.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	123.2 KB
ID:	315137  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20200112_145247.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	252.4 KB
ID:	315138   Click image for larger version

Name:	tetra4.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	79.5 KB
ID:	315139  

__________________

__________________
AquaticNerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 03:57 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SaraB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,273
Poor breeding can cause deformities. Are they gasping for air at the top? Are they rubbing against things?
You can use a salt bath to help get rid of them, or an anti fluke medicine.
__________________

__________________
SaraB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 04:33 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
No gasping, scratching or flashing, it just looks uncomfortable, though they don't act as if it is bothering them. I am not concerned with the mouth and spinal deformities, I just assumed they were poorly bred or possibly injured, but the gills just seem off. I have treated for flukes and noticed no change whatsoever. No improvements, but nothing got worse either. My wife brought them home. She did say the woman netting them seemed unusually rough and wondered if she might have caused injury to a couple of them.
__________________
AquaticNerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 04:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SaraB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,273
Maybe the gills are also a deformity. If it's not bothering them then I don't know what else it could be.
Just make sure that there are no decorations that they can get stuck on.
__________________
SaraB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, eye, gills, red, tetra

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Eyed Tetra Profile. Skys54 Freshwater & Brackish - Fish or Plant Profiles 2 07-20-2014 05:44 PM
Pearl Gouramis and Red Eyed Tetra Airborne173x Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 07-13-2014 09:56 PM
My Green Eyed & Blue Eyed Girls AquariumDepot Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 0 10-11-2012 04:53 PM
red eyed tetra kansaschick08 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 04-13-2005 07:16 PM
Red-Eyed Tetra and Vertical Swimming Danio35 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 12-31-2004 06:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.