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Ok I have a hundred gallon setup for tetras and other community fish. During the day the fish are active and healthy, but at night I tend to find 1 or more swimming perilously in the tank. I also have a relitively large pleco about 8 or 9" in the tank. I was wondering if he could be the culprit. I figured most of the tetras go domn to the bottom and enter a sleep like state and the pleco is just getting started. Could he be stumbling across these tetras and damaging them. Some disapear and some I find in the tank dead?
Thanks for your Time,
Thanks for your Time,
there appears to be a virus that some tetras such as neons are prone to. It is said that it is untreatable and can be transmitted to some community fish. The cardinal tetras do not appear to be affected by this virus sometimes called neon tetra disease. If the tetras you speak of are not neons then much more info would be needed . See the notice at top of freshwater emergencies and disease section.
The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
Last edited by 1077; 10-17-2008 at 04:21 AM. Reason: spelling.
are all of the different types of tetras being affected?
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Ok new data. I am ruling out pleco. I have discovered two tetras today finally get a look at what is going on. A neon and a glowlight seem to have something growing on or near there head. The neon has a sort of white substance growing behind it's head it kind of looks like a scar. Its head looks a little swollen as well. The glowlight has something on top of its head that kind of looks like a mohawk. I noticed that they will stay stationary because if they start swimming they lose control! Any ideas? If so what should I treet it with? This is very frustrating.
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