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Old 05-26-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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Possibly Ill Tetra?

So we introduced some extra tetras to our tank yesterday to increase the shoal size but one seems to have discolouration (pictured) This wasnít there initially but seems to be increasing in size. can anyone suggest what may be causing it?

Tank is 240 litres, has been set up for a few months and has a settled community of cardinal tetras, harlequin rasboras, dwarf gouramis, 2 very young angel fish, and a young rainbow shark

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Old 05-26-2018, 10:13 PM   #2
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That looks like Neon Tetra Disease. ( It affects other tetra species as well). A fish contracts the disease by nipping / eating A dead tankmate that died from the disease.
It would be best to euthanize the fish ASAP, there is no cure.
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If you have any way to separate that fish from the rest you should. Iím not the best with diagnosis. Iíve never had a neon live with what that one has. Worse yet, if it dies and the others eat it they will suffer the same fate
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Sorry v. I think we were typing at the same time. I agree, ntd or something similar
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Neon tetra disease is a killer to other fish too. Not just tetras. I strongly agree with you V. Ice that one before you lose your angels or others you have. And check the other tetras you have for signs of it. Read this, hope it helps... Good luck! http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com...sease.html?m=1
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Possibly Ill Tetra?

Thanks for the advice all, we quarantined this fish shortly after posting here and found it had died when I came down this morning (time zone differences meant I didnít see your advice unfortunately)

We have done a large water change on the tank and will continue to do them regularly to remove any remnants lurking in the water, and will monitor all the other fish for symptoms

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Good luck! Keep a close eye on this

I donít buy neons anymore because of this.
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Good luck! Keep a close eye on this

I donít buy neons anymore because of this.
Same here! I love my angelfish too much to take the chance.
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I agree, Neons and Cardinals are aquatic wimps. Even some of AA' s best aqua gardeners have had large die-offs keeping these fish. Although I'll admit that a large healthy school
of either look great in a planted tank.
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