04-04-2011, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by small fry
I don't know. It seems that all of our fish are fine right now. The first time I had a tetra with this, I moved it to a small QT, and it got so stressed, it didn't eat. I had to put the poor guy down.
The next time I had a tetra that got this (or what looked like this at least), I treated the tank endlessly for a long time and I probably killed the fish with meds. Tetra a very sensitive to fish meds. Now I have my tetra that shows these symtoms, and it hasn't spread (not saying it wont), and it has eaten Ok for the past few weeks.
I am not saying that this isn't a problem, I am just saying that I think we need to get a better idea of what this is before we try to treat it. I doubt that it is "mouth fungus" (which is a good guess, but that could be any number of diesases with similar symtoms), and I really doubt it is Columnaris due to it's incredibally fast spread, and it's quick deaths.
Let's hang tight for a minute. A big enough, good water quality QT for the fish showing these symtoms is probably the best option for now. Otherwise, it may not be a good idea to treat sensitive tetra, or make a diagnosis just yet.
(edit: I just posted right after boredomb, so I didn't see the reply. Yes boredomb, Columnaris and most strands of "Mouth Fungus" are highly contagious, but like I said, I don't kow if that is what our fish have or not.)
None of my other tetras are showing signs of this and the one that is is still eating acting okay this tank is still cycling and I don't have another tank will just watch and I am going to do a water change tonight