neon tetra disease question
Can the neon tetra disease be cured? Is it very contagious?
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.
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! :cry:
Re: neon tetra disease question
Thank you Lupin very much for your advice.
The fish is in the quarantine tank now and he is bent to the extent that his movements are impaired. All he can do is lie there on one side (today in the morning he was floating on the surface, apparently supported by a plant, but later he sank down) and look at me sadly. I haven't noticed him eat.
I do not know how old he is, really. I bought them all in August, but they could be old already then, couldn't they. The rest of the batch seem to be OK. The neons I bought for my other tank were much smaller in size - babies.
His body doesn't have any white markings anymore. What he had about a couple of weeks ago (or even more) looked like discoloration of the upper part of the body - not creamy but not altogether white either. Now the color remains but it is gone from the disfigured part of his body.
I really hate to see him suffer.
This is a pic of my sick neon. The quality is bad, I know, but this is the best I can do so far. The fish is on its side being disfigured and unable to swim. I do not think he can recover, but I come to feed him every day.
How is he eating so far? I would actually euthanize him instead to end his misery.:shake:
I do not actually notice him eat. I do agree that he should be euthanized, only I can't bring myself to do it. The stuff which is described here in one thread as a euthanizer (clove oil) is not available here. What else could be mixed with vodka (that I can get) to make the procedure painless for the fish?
The crooked guy is gone :cry: . Unfortunately, he was unable to make it.
People are telling me that he might have had a trauma which had caused the deformation.
Sorry to hear that, Mirta.:blueworry:
That's a shame Mirta. I'm sorry to hear that. :(
I suppose the only good thing is that if it was trauma, then it's not something that can be passed onto any of the other fish.
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