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Neon Tetra Disease?
So I bought about 20 Neon Tetra... all were shoaling like normal, except this one that stuck around the top. It was swimming, but seemed to be carried around by the current. Wondering if anyone can tell if it has Neon Tetra Disease. Quarantined it just in case.
Here are some images:
Any other symptoms other than being carried around by the current? Is he eating? His color looks good...
He died earlier today. I hope it was from a pre-purchase condition (bought him two days ago, on Saturday) rather than from my isolating him in quarantine.
Sorry to hear that.
I can't really say what it looks like. In one picture his spine appears to be deformed but in the other two rather fine. Sitting at the surface gasping and getting blown around in the current aren't normal so he was definitely sick. The good thing is he was removed prior to death which prevented the other fish from consuming the remains.
How long have you had the neons for? I wouldn't jump to the conclusion about it being neon tetra disease just yet (there are many possibilites), but do you have them all in quarantine?
If you have the means, I'd always recommend quarantining new fish for at least 28 days prior to adding to an established tank.
Had them three days now. Unfortunately, I don't have an extra tank for quarantine.
how common is this disease anyways? im fearing some of mine will have it because my females do not have perfectly smooth abdomens some have a slight bump...I have a 50 dollar rio de para pleco in the tank I dont want him to catch it and die.
really? so plecos cant? i moved my baby gibby and rio de para out to my 26 bowfront anyway for fear of them catching it. a couple of the tetras have one or two barely noticeable lumps on their abdomen only, and both are female. is this natural?
Well, according to the source. But it's protozoa after all. I'm not sure if other species are just immune or if the protozoa doesn't target them or whatnot.
I'm really not the master on this... not sure if those lumps are natural or not. Guess you'll have to wait for the other guys.
EDIT: In restrospect, I probably should've posted in the diseases forum.
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