-Glowlight neon tetra (the orange stripe one not blue "neon")
-Owned about 14 months, from Petsmart. Rest of that batch is well. They were teeny so I presume it's a young fish.
-has always been bigger, now looking a bit bloated
-body from dorsal fin to gills has an opaque white color under the skin it seems, where it should be silvery/clear/orange. Can tell its under the skin because I can see scale outlines and - well I can just tell.
-swimming ok in midwater, eats, navigates, might be gulping might just be still looking for food.
-could have started a few a days ago I was out of town.
-eye shiny, gills normal.
-community is about 14 months old, in a 56 gallon column for 4 months. Understocked, planted, canister filters
-yes water changes
-tank has had no illness, algae outbreaks, etc
-did lose a harlequin recently, it just started swimming alone most of the time and then died during a water change. I removed it within 20 minutes. 3 weeks ago.
-another neon tetra from the same batch has a bent spine and has for forever
-excel and (worn out) osmocote root tabs
-last new fish and plants 3 months ago
-water supplemented with small dose of cichlid buffer and seachem equilibrium to get GH
up to 3-4
-ammo/trite zero, nitrates 20
Definitely not gravid. They are shiny when they are.
Food is new life spectrum Thera A.
I'm really really bad at catching fish, and all the tiny fish in this tank means I have to essentially drain it to get them. Im also not going to start dumping medicines in the tank indiscriminately. I'm mostly interested in finding out if this is potentially contagious. If it'll wipe out the tank I'll start tearing it down to get everyone out.
Sorry no photo. If someone will give me the link to where I pay to be a member (I've tried to find it and can't) I will post one.
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