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I have glowlight, serpae and neon tetras in my tank (and other species). This has been an ongoing visual but the tetras accumulate micro bubbles on their bodies. I dose Prime once a week. The bubbles seem to accumulate after the dosing and will stay for days and weeks. What may be causing this? Anybody else have this micro bubble issue?
 

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I thought thats what I was getting. I had my son come down to verify this. He had an ick outbreak and cleaned is take out. He says when he uses water clarifier some of his fish get it. I have seen this on my fish for about 3 to 4 weeks now. If it was ick they would be dead by now, right? They are happy and attack food at feeding time.
 

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No pics. Isnt ick flakey looking? The bubbles seem to come and go as they surface for food. My corys, angels, glass cats and ottos show no signs of bubbles.
 

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Ick looks like little flecks of salt on their body. When my tank got it, only 4 of 9 fish actually showed any signs of it at all.

If the mini bubbles go away as they surface, i dont know what it could be.

Any of your fish showing any signs of clamped fins?
 

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Every fish is active, swimming and eating normally. The bubbles shimmer as the light hits them different ways.
 

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I have seen this on trout, on the river I work on. It is a form of nitrogen supersaturation. In short, it is like the bends. Compressed atmospheric oxygen created by water flowing over a dam is what causes it on the Bighorn River. The bubbles form under their 'skin' sometimes they go away sometimes they grow and blister. Of course I can't say for sure that this is happening in fish tanks but it is possible.
 

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Do a google search of: "gas bubble fish disease" you may be able to find some info. Some sights say it is from too much dissolved oxygen others say water supersaturated with gasses. But perhaps you can find a solution via one of the websites that popped up. Good luck
 

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My return from my filter creates thousands of micro bubbles a minute. I believe after watching more last night they may be attaching to the fish as they swim. Is this a good thing or bad? I was watching one of my serpae tetras and the bubbles were releasing from it. Is it something I should be worried about? Water params good, everything zero except nitrates at 10-20, PH 7.6

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