I am brand new to this forum. I need help.
I have a year old Red Blood Parrot Cichlid. I noticed today that he has developed black spot like marks on his spine, sides and fins.
I have a 55 gallon tank that has been running for over a year and was cycled with gold fish before my tropical fish were added. All water parameters are perfect, Nitraits are 0, Nitrites are 0 Ammonia is 0, water PH is 7.5 and water hardness is at a 5. I have had the tank sitting at 76 degrees the entire time I have had my BPC in there. I have not added any new fish in over 6 months.
Currently in the tank is one BPC, one Bala Shark, one Betta, and a handful of guppies. So i know the tank is not over crowded.
I currently do water changes of about 20% every 2 weeks, I change the filter media every 4 weeks and I clean the gravel about ever other month.
Does any one have any suggestions as to why my very much loved BPC has these spots?