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Old 03-10-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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Help with the tetra!!

I have a few neons in my tank and one of them has what looks a little piece of cotton stuck in his tail. ( i know that it is not cotton) just wondering what you think it might be????
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May be a type of fungal infection. A picture would be of a great help if you can!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:35 AM   #3
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At the base of the tail? It could be columnaris or NTD. There are alot of possibilities, can you get a picture? What are your params?
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it's at the tip of the tail. i know that the water is good i tested it and took it to the pet store and it came out good with them too...
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:31 AM   #5
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Sounds most like Fin Rot then. Google image it and see if it matches any. To treat it you can use a broad range medicine like Melafix and very clean water, I'd do a 50% WC twice a week.

Can you define "good"? Do you have the actual numbers?
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yeah, sounds like fin rot to me as well. They should have some anti-fungal medicine at the pet store that should help
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Agreed actual numbers are more helpful that good. It could be fungal, fin rot, bacterial. Hard to say without photos. A broad spectrum antibiotic would work for illness, fin rot extra water changes and some melafix would work.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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i got the tank treated, my tank is still a little green (from the meds) but the fish look better already!!!!..... I got some new tank mates today !!!! 9 more neons.. they were free a guy i know is moving and not taking his tank, an i got his tetras. I know that it's not the best timing to be adding fish but, they were free and if i didn't he was flushing them.
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yeah, at least they have a chance this way. heh
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:47 PM   #10
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that's what i was thinking.
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Moved to unhealthy fish.
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