Corydorachick Posted August 21, 2021 Share Posted August 21, 2021 Hi fellow nerms, May I ask a question please? Does anybody know what this might be? And more importantly if it's anything to be concerned about? S/he seems fine, hanging out with the 24 other buddies none of whom have the dark line. Eats fine from what I can see, though can be tricky to be certain since it's a bit of a feeding frenzy. Defo seen her/him eat something though as I do look out special, since this one is distinctive and I've been concerned. Doesn't seem to be getting blacker or bigger. I first noticed it about 3-4 weeks ago. Last addition to tank was 3 additional panda Cory's 3 months ago to 6 that were already in the tank. (They were quarantined first, but without meds since I'm in UK) Last death was before that, and I believe from old age. Tank been set up for 3.5 years, not totally sure of age of tetras as some bred in the tank but think max is 2 years. In addition to the tetras, and cory's there are also some Otto's in the tank. pH 8 - which I know is a bit high for tetras but stable at that for years and I figure stable better than trying to change and causing it to swing. Nitrite 0 (Out of test for ammonia atm but tank usually very stable and never been above 0.1ppm) Nitrates kept at 20-40ppm. Admittedly closer to 40 right now but we're supposed to be watching water usage for last 2 months so tank been on reduced water changes, but check weekly and as it creeps to 40 I do a change till its back under control. Fed a variety, main staple is fluval bugbites micro pellets, but mix it up with brine shrimp, vibrabites, krill flakes etc. Also sinking pellets, bloodworms, black worms and freeze dried tubiflex worms (their mainly for the corey's but tetras have a munch too as it sinks) and repashi community with added spiralina mainly with the Otto's in mind, but again, all happy to pile in. Rightly or wrongly, I'm not overly worried as seems to be happy enough and wouldn't want to stress them out by putting on own in quarantine tank, however, main concern is it's something that could pass on to others in the tank. Much thanks for reading to the end of this post, and especially if you can shed any light 🙂 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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