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post #11 of 19 Old 11-27-2006, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Something to keep in mind is that these are egg laying fishes, and when the female is full of eggs, the tummy area will swell for a period of time. As long as there are no other symptoms, I would simply keep an eye on it and see what happens. If the eggs are not fertilized, they will be reabsorbed back into the body until the next time. This is common many species of egg laying fishes and no reason for immediate concern.
I'm glad to hear that. It's been pretty active today, but still bloated looking.

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post #12 of 19 Old 11-30-2006, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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just an update -- all fish appear active and healthy -- no more bloating!

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That's great news, glad to hear it. :)
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post #14 of 19 Old 11-21-2007, 04:22 PM
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hi, Ive recently had similar problems with my neons and have had it suggested to me that it could be neon tetra disease. The symptoms are the same as what you have described, bloated, lumpy body, quick breathing and separating from the school. I am hoping it's not NTD as this is always fatal and spreads very quickly. have you heard of it at all?
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hi, Ive recently had similar problems with my neons and have had it suggested to me that it could be neon tetra disease. The symptoms are the same as what you have described, bloated, lumpy body, quick breathing and separating from the school. I am hoping it's not NTD as this is always fatal and spreads very quickly. have you heard of it at all?
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What are your water parameters? Tank size and tankmates? Can you please provide us more details? There's a sticky thread containing several questions you can answer that may help us determine the root of your problems.

It is not NTD to me at all. What is the appearance of its poo if you've seen it? Isolate it immediately and keep the water parameters in check. If possible, try epsom salts for treatment.

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post #16 of 19 Old 11-21-2007, 04:57 PM
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all levels are within acceptable limits and salts were added on sunday to aid in stress management. tank is 215L and is fully planted and established well. I have guppies(which are still happily breeding) 3 adult Bristlenose(which are also happily breeding) and about 15 to 20 of their offspring. There are prob 30 neons in total with 5 fatalities to date.
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all levels are within acceptable limits and salts were added on sunday to aid in stress management. tank is 215L and is fully planted and established well. I have guppies(which are still happily breeding) 3 adult Bristlenose(which are also happily breeding) and about 15 to 20 of their offspring. There are prob 30 neons in total with 5 fatalities to date.
What salt did you use? Aquarium salt? There is no need for that. Have you already isolate the tetra?

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post #18 of 19 Old 11-21-2007, 07:13 PM
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I have already removed it from the tank. Its scales were lifted from the body and it was geting very pale and washed out too. So am now watching the others for any signs that something is wrong. What is the average neon lifespan?
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post #19 of 19 Old 08-24-2014, 01:14 PM
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I had that happen to one of my von rio flame tetras. I think its constipation, but I'm not sure.


This is how mine looks. It was a little fat when I got it but now its big and round. It swims like its top heavy. Nose down. I thought maybe it ate 1 little tetra as it is missing but was told they don't eat other fish. Its been 3 weeks now since I have had them.
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