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post #1 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Ick/Fungus/Quick Cure

So my new green neons have ick (which I seem to have under control as it's not spreading) and one of them definitely has a fungus. I've got the tank temp a little over 86 and am on day 3 of treating with Quick Cure (half dose as indicated for tetras). Will the Quick Cure cure the fungus too or am I going to have to treat that separately?

I've read conflicting reports on this online and would love to know if anyone has any personal experience with this. I'd love to save this little guy!

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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So my new green neons have ick (which I seem to have under control as it's not spreading) and one of them definitely has a fungus. I've got the tank temp a little over 86 and am on day 3 of treating with Quick Cure (half dose as indicated for tetras). Will the Quick Cure cure the fungus too or am I going to have to treat that separately?

I've read conflicting reports on this online and would love to know if anyone has any personal experience with this. I'd love to save this little guy!
Work's on mild fungus ,fin rot,so long as enviornment is good =regular water changes,variable diet.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Water's great - it's a planted tank that was stripped and cleaned but established with filter media from my big tank. As of today, these fish have been in there one week and I've already done one water change. Will do another tomorrow.

On a side note, I just lost a neon to...I'm not sure what. No signs of ich or fungus, but he was skinny and his eyes were bulging a bit. He just stopped swimming and sank to the bottom where he finally stopped breathing. He was also the smallest of the bunch.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 11:58 AM
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Neons aren't particularly strong nowadays - some degree of die off is to be expected, in my experience.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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I figured that with regular neons, but these were wild green neons, not the standard overbred variety. I'm sure the stress of travel plays some part too, but after a week I thought we were past that.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 12:26 PM
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Yeah I don't know about green neons. But, skinny with bulging eyes leads me to believe it wasn't in the best shape to begin with. There are any number of internal problems the fish may have had, that would be difficult if not impossible to diagnose.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-20-2013, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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And...the one with the fungus just died. Oy. They're dropping like flies today.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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