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Ugh. Neon Tetra fungus
Old 08-14-2011, 07:49 AM   #11
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my feeders get that some time.just keep an eye on it and make sure the waters clean
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:40 AM   #12
So, they all died. It took a few days, but as of this morning all 5 of them are dead. It was definitely a fungus. I put them in a QT tank and started to treat it with rid-ich, since it claims to work on most parasites and fungi. On some of them it did appear to be working on the fungus but they died anyway. On some of them it didn't seem to work on the fungus at all, and they died.

It doesn't appear to have spread to the other fish in the tank. Could this have been neon tetra disease? Is that contagious? It looked like the fish's scales were just slowly turning white. On some of them it had spread significantly.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:24 AM   #13
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omg poor fish... you'll need to read up on neon tetra disease coz i dont know much about it
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #14
Yeah, I felt pretty terrible. Most of them didn't seem to suffer too much at least, although a few of them I was thinking of euthanizing as for the last few hours they were breathing but not moving.

I think i'm taking a break from neon tetras for a while. They are so sensitive and so small that it seems to take no time at all for an entire school to be wiped out. I can't take more any fish deaths under my watch!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #15
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The following is taken from the thread on freshwater and saltwater diseases

Neon Tetra Disease (Pleistophora hyphessobryconis)

Restlessness especially at night (a weird behavior can be distinguished when the afflicted fish seems to be swimming on its own while the rest are "asleep"), loss of coloration on its body usually starting on the midsection, secondary infections brought by finrot and dropsy, curved spine, erratic behavior

This is caused sporozoan parasites and is very contagious.

There is no known cure up to this date as the sporozoan parasites have proven themselves very resistant to several medications. Any fish suspected to be afflicted or afflicted must be isolated immediately and eventually euthanized if no improvement in its health has been observed in the next few days. Transmission is done mostly by fish picking on the afflicted and spores infecting new hosts as the current host dies.

This disease has been confused with Columnaris. Note that the NTD is usually associated with a creamy colored patch which appears to "delete" the actual coloration of the fish. Columnaris is associated with white patches, a case very different from NTD.

Neons are very vulnerable to NTD but this is also found among cichlids, danios, rasboras and other species. There have been several reports that so far only the cardinal tetras are immune to this disease.

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #16
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well good luck =) i find black neons tougher then the normal neons
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