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Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

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Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby Blak472 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:13 am

:sos: My four neon tetras are turning completely black and the fins are separating! Does anyone know why and how to stop it? :sos:
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Re: Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby POS_miniracer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:43 am

We'll need to know
The size of the tank
How long it has been up and running
Temperature
The water parameters/chemical stats of the tank ie: the levels of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate & pH
liquid or paper strips for testing the above?
The complete stock list of all fish in the tank (and plants if possible)
An idea of your maintenance routine as far as volume of water changes and frequency
Anything new or different introduced to your tank or anything done out of the norm?
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Re: Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby Blowfish » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:36 am

This is normally some kind of toxic shock,last time i saw it was because a lady had been using a dusting/polishing spray on the hood of her tank :wtf: I've also experienced similar when lilly flower pollen got into my tank!
As stated above more info would help.....any pics?? :ok:
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Re: Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby mucklelass » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:01 pm

Skye, that is very interesting. I heard some people say that another toxic thing around fish is the plug-into-the-socket type of air freshener.
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Re: Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby Mick » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:34 pm

It is one area that many people never give a second thought but well worth remembering about!

Get back to us with the info asked for and we'll see what advice we can give you to sort out your fish !!
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Re: Does anyone know what to do if a fish turns black?

Postby Blowfish » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:54 pm

Keep good water = Keep good fish!!
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