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Could this be Ich?

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
 
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Could this be Ich?

One of my neons has a spot on the tip of their tailfin and one has a white spot about halfway on the red part of their body plus a smaller spot on the tailfin as well.

Sorry they are so blurry....they are fast!I Haven't noticed any change in behavior..I did turn the heat up to 86 for a few days and nothing changed so I raised the temp to 88 and it seems to me the spot on the body of the one neon is smaller today, but could be wishful thinking..

Water is 0 amonia, 0 nitrite and <5 nitrate so water is good. Moved them from another tank about three weeks ago, so I am thinking stress if it is Ich...is this what it looks like? I've never had anything before..
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
 
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Nope, not ich. Blurry pics, but good enough to see that it is not. Can you get a clearer picture?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
 
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I'll try and get a better picture tonight...they are so quick...

Whatever it is, the heat seems to be helping, the spots look smaller this morning ??
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
 
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Ich looks like the fish has grains of salt on it. In the picture I only see the large spots. Are there other spots?
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
 
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No, those are the only spots...

Thanks for your help Jaysee
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #6
 
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These are a bit clearer....Different on each fish
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #7
 
neons ?

well .....ich is supposed to be like grains of salt but yours only have a few , i also have neons,some of my neons have spots like yours but not the big white thing and they look fine they have been like that for 3 weeks.that big white thing i think is some sort of injury because one of my guppy has a big white spot in its fin seens i had it ( it has been with me for 2 moths with it ). are you experienced in fishkeeping ? neons are fragile fish because of excessive breeding their genetics are weak.i am not experienced in fish keeping and i accidentally bought 6 without knowing and two died but the others seem to be fine thankfully for know
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #8
 
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Hi Steve: I agree I don't think it is ich, I tried the heat treatment for over a week and no change, the one on the tail does look like an injury and the other one, more internal, so I'm not sure. I inherited these neons from a friend tearing down his tank and yes they are very fragile little things. It's a shame, they are so colorful in a school. I've had tanks on and off for about twenty years, but it is always a learning experience. Good luck with your neons!
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