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Old 02-24-2020, 03:13 PM   #1
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Potential parasites in fish?

I noticed today that the gills of my 3 female guppies seem to be red, with one being worse than the others. I have been searching today and have seen about ammonia and oxygen and ruled them out. I recently looked on them again and have noticed what looks like a thin silver coating near the gills and cheeks of the fish. Could this is parasites or is it something else?
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So ammonia and nitrite are 0? Indeed ammonia is one cause of overly red gills.

Perhaps a picture of what youíre talking about?
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Hello Thomas...

If you're in doubt about the health of your fish, perform a little larger water change than usual. You can add a bit of standard aquarium salt too. A standard teaspoon or a bit more in every five gallons of treated tap water will discourage the growth and reproduction of a pathogen or parasite.

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