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post #11 of 15 Old 12-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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No white spots. If it wasn't working, then the number of spots would be increasing. Parasites need a host to survive so the reason to maintain the treatment for an additional week after the spots are gone is to ensure that they have all perished.

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post #12 of 15 Old 12-09-2013, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't seen any white spots for almost a week now... Though some do have slightly cloudy areas of their tails, but I think I am looking too hard. I think it may have been where they had ich and now it's healing. It's definitely not ich. And I haven't lost a fish in a few days (I had gotta overall about 27 neon tetras and managed to kill 12....)

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post #13 of 15 Old 12-09-2013, 01:38 AM
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Glad to hear things are under control. If you haven't seen a spot in over a week then you can return the tank to its normal temp. Neons are the most popular fish in the trade - breeding pressures are enormous so while some may look alright, they can be defective in ways we can't tell and so some die much easier than others. In my opinion it's a good thing those fish died - I only want the healthiest, strongest fish in my tanks, not ones that nature should have culled. There are a lot of fish that make it into our tanks that would never survive in nature, due to survival of the fittest.

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90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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Glad to hear things are under control. If you haven't seen a spot in over a week then you can return the tank to its normal temp. Neons are the most popular fish in the trade - breeding pressures are enormous so while some may look alright, they can be defective in ways we can't tell and so some die much easier than others. In my opinion it's a good thing those fish died - I only want the healthiest, strongest fish in my tanks, not ones that nature should have culled. There are a lot of fish that make it into our tanks that would never survive in nature, due to survival of the fittest.
this is a real good point... I've had them in the past( Neons)... when i look at them in the LFS.. it seems like that are always a fair number of dead ones on the bottom or stuck in the filtration..others will have spinal dis orders.. and stil lotheres willhave tail rot or ich...if I ever get them agian..it will be from a breeder..
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-09-2013, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the very useful thread guys. I haven't kept tetras for a long time but when I did I always had problems with neons. I've always used salt treatment for ich , but tetras are sensative to even small amounts. Now I read that heat might also be an issue for them long term. They are very beautiful and eye-catching, your school of 20 must be a very impressive sight, but oh so sensative and susceptable. I've had much better results with cardinal tetras, not quite as flashy as neons, but very nice in a school, also more healthy in my experience.
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