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So i have had issues with fish swimming eratically, started with angelfish, stayed with all angelfish (went through 8 !) and im assuming the same thing killed off many neons (13 to be exact). I have 11 of the 24 neons i bought a few weeks ago. One had been showing the signs of "space flight" swim. It looks like they are just kind of there for the ride you know? plus red gills, but It seems to be regaining control of normal swim and may survive.

My thoughts are that something entered the tank with the angelfish originally and has reproduced and continually infected the stressed out newcomers, thought it does kill older fish except for 2.

How long would it take for a disease to run its course and die out before I can start buying and QTing new fish?

note: all water params checked out normal every time and no need to travel that road.
 

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Yeah. No visible heads up whatsoever. That's what I get for buying corporate store fish :/ lessons learned. I'll toss the food just in case and buy higher quality, same with the fish quality!
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very helpful jaysee! That is a very good outlook, that i'm beginning to adopt. I suppose the fish that have survived, are going to be quite hardy :)

Do you have any recommended articles or books on water quality and stocking or QT? I've seen the compatibility charts and "think" i know the basics fairly well. My favorite fish are GBR and discus. But it comes down to what my tank can sustain rather than what can survive within my tank.

Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge!
 
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