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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Redness on otos

I am just a bit concerned about some redness around the mouths (on the underside) of my otos. http://i.imgur.com/ic1Lb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PdKKN.jpg they are acting pretty normal and nothing i can tell out of the ordinary. my tank parameters were good last i checked but i dont have a measurement now as i just did a 25% wc.

i did just today stop using nutrafin cycle at every water change (only used it about 3 times) since i was told this could be bad for already established bacteria and can help create some false readings.

anyways, how can i tell my otos are breathing normally? thats what a heard could be an issue with the redness but someone else said it was no big deal. i honestly cant remember when it popped up but ive had this guys for a month now.
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It looks like their gills may be red and irritated from something.

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I find contradicting info on the web, i really am not sure if it is an irritation but that is my first guess
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Looks normal to me. Gills are normally pink/red. The reason you see the color on that area on the oto is because the skin is thin so you're able to see the color of the gills.

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Looks normal to me. Most of my otos have had them throughout the years and lived a long time. You can see through that area of the skin.
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mine are that same color. i attribute pink persoanlly to be healthy. they are always red at the fish store and pink a few weeks after getting into my tank

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Looks normal to me too. As noted, the skin is a bit thinner in that area hence, you faintly see some "inner workings".
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Looks just like mine.

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ok thanks guys, I usually put in a slice of cucumber and I only noticed 2 of mine going for it and my largest one who has the most red around her mouth I haven't seen go for it yet. Ill check my water parameters to see if I should be changing about 10% a day because I have typically seen all 3 go for it some times all at the same time! lol
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I wouldnt fret. It looks pretty normal
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