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Neon Tetra Disease
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:11:26 pm »
Is this disease manageable before it becomes a problem in neon tetras, would it be beneficial to treat them with anti-parasitic medication would that prevent them contracting it?

I've just had to cull my 8 neons because they all had it in one way shape or form, I didn't want to risk the rest of my stock so with a heavy heart I had to use clove oil  :(

I really like neons because they're smaller than cardinals, but will it always end in upset with them?

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    Re: Neon Tetra Disease
    « Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 08:51:42 am »
    It's definitely not as prevalent in the UK as it seems to be in the USA. It's more likely to be columnaris which is treatable.....
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    Re: Neon Tetra Disease
    « Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 11:04:30 am »
    They had ulcerations on their bodies, one had a bent body and fin rot on almost all of them.

    My LFS denied that NTD was an industry wide issue, but I think he just wants to sell fish and is unlikely to admit there is a problem.

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    Re: Neon Tetra Disease
    « Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 08:57:26 am »
    What are your water parameters, and what are you feeding them?
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    Re: Neon Tetra Disease
    « Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 09:37:06 pm »
    They had ulcerations on their bodies, one had a bent body and fin rot on almost all of them.

    My LFS denied that NTD was an industry wide issue, but I think he just wants to sell fish and is unlikely to admit there is a problem.
    NTD isn't, false NTD (columnaris) is.

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    Re: Neon Tetra Disease
    « Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 02:21:57 pm »

    NTD isn't, false NTD (columnaris) is.


    Indeed. I think Neon Disease is about as common as unicorn juice. In nearly 50 years of fishkeeping including over 20 in the trade I can honestly say I’ve possibly never encountered Neon Disease. It’s a very rare disease, and is usually (99%) a misdiagnosed case of Columnaris or something else.
    Ulcerations and fin rot are not symptoms of Neon Disease. These are both bacterial infections.

    In the trade we imported a couple of thousand Neons every week to supply 50 retail shops. If they’re treated with a bactericide (eg Myxazin) on arrival they’re as healthy as any other fish.