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post #1 of 3 Old 06-04-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
Potential Neon Tetra disease

Hey guys, was watching one of my neon tetras, and he always seemed to be away from the shoal, always by himself at least 85% of the time whenever the lights were on. Also, his red strip has faded away, so now its almost transparent. I have quarantined him in my other tank *which is a shrimp tank* to see how things go, but I don't think it'll be getting any better. Just wanted to double check with you guys to see if my diagnosis is correct. He doesn't seem restless, but does spend a lot of time apart from the rest of the fellows. And his red line is almost color-less; its a very very light red now, with some transparent/white patches. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-06-2011, 03:51 AM
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I've had a few neon's off and on that that has happened to, but the whitish/faded patch always was on the blue stripe, eventually their spine became bent and they would swim erratically, usually I euthanised them at that point. I don't know whether it was NTD or false NTD. It isn't contagious unless another fish feeds on the remains of the ill fish.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-06-2011, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
Ah, I see. Well, he seems to be looking a lot better in quarantine, so I reintroduced him into the bigger tank. Maybe his color was fading because of him not being in the light. I'll keep a eye on him for now, but now I feel a little happier as he is with his friends again. I felt really sad that I had to keep him away from the others, but it was a necessity as to make sure the whole stock isn't threatened.
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