11-08-2007, 05:35 PM
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Re: neon tetra disease question
As far as the sources, there is not a single cure despite the claims that there is. Neons are very sensitive to meds as well so even the suggested strong dosage of most meds will only kill the fish instantly. Good move on your part to isolate the fish. It can only be transmitted by cannibalism of the dead fish or direct contact.
Originally Posted by Mirta
Can the neon tetra disease be cured? Is it very contagious?
Mirta, a couple of questions...Observe the fish at night, did you notice it swimming restlessly in the dark while the rest of its members are "asleep"? Is the pale coloring creamy or white? It can be mistaken as columnaris as well although in the columnaris case, pale patch is rather white.
I have one crooked neon who started off with a paler coloring near his dorsal fin. He has developed a crooked body with time and I have isolated him in a quarantine tank. I have used some green stuff called medimor, supposed to be some universal cure for a number of illnesses. |
He is getting more and more curved. however, and he cannot swim normally anymore because of this. I remember to have had something similar with my guppies some time ago - a whole batch of them died out.
How old is he?
We are also suggesting that he may be very old and this shape is inflicted by age. I wouldn't want to see my other neons slowly die. I would love to help this one but maybe he is beyond any cure! |