Skinny neon tetra? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
harleraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 210
Skinny neon tetra?

I was looking at my tetras today, and one looks skinny. Colour seems normal, it's eating, no red gills, the line is normal. It does seem to swim up and down a lot at angles, but I might just be paranoid. None of the others look strange in any way. The only real symptom is the skinniness.

Could it just be a female that reabsorbed eggs? One definitely looked gravid not long ago, and now I can't spot her. I just worry for my little fin-friends.

All animals deserve respect, not just the cute and pretty ones.
Without "bugs", we would lose about 1/3 of our food, be nose high in decay, and entire ecosystems (including everything that supports the popular animals!) would collapse.

Weasley: HMPK
- Crackle: DT HM - Draco Malfoy: Crowntail - Hagrid: Giant - 6 neon tetras - bristlenose pleco - Haja: Madagascar hissing roach - Eddie Lizzard: leopard gecko - Cats: Kirby, Tails, Scootaloo
harleraven is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
How about his/her waste? Is the poo white and stringy, broken up? It could be possible that it can be parasites. When did you get them? What size is the tank and how long has the tank been running?

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
harleraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 210
She seems to be gaining weight again. No odd looking poo. The tank is about a month old, nitrite, ammonia, and nitrate levels are good. There is some brown algae (diatoms) that has started up (I've been aggressively scrapping and scrubbing everything!).
Posted via Mobile Device
harleraven is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 09:53 AM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
That's good. Chances are she passed her eggs, or reabsorbed them. I have Haiwaii platys and some of the females are thin as well - it bugs me because sometimes I think something is wrong too

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
harleraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 210
I know! I was freaking out! Naughty girl, trying to scare me half to death!

All animals deserve respect, not just the cute and pretty ones.
Without "bugs", we would lose about 1/3 of our food, be nose high in decay, and entire ecosystems (including everything that supports the popular animals!) would collapse.

Weasley: HMPK
- Crackle: DT HM - Draco Malfoy: Crowntail - Hagrid: Giant - 6 neon tetras - bristlenose pleco - Haja: Madagascar hissing roach - Eddie Lizzard: leopard gecko - Cats: Kirby, Tails, Scootaloo
harleraven is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 04:57 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Hahaha xD I had my baby betta give me a scare - turns out she just had to pass a poo -sigh- some days...

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
harleraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 210
They do it on purpose, then they go laugh with their buddies!
Posted via Mobile Device
harleraven is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost 1 Betta 6 Neon Tetra's and 5 Black Neon Tetra's Busted Betta Memorials 9 03-04-2011 02:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome