neon tetras

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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 20:02

Just been watching my tank and have seen that 2 of my neons have what looks like a slight growth/deformed mouth :( At this moment in time I can't give any better info but will try to get a photo up. In the mean time any suggestions?

I have done Nitrite/ph/amonia test and all are ok
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 20:12

what colour is the growth?
does it have a volume?
is it fluffy?
are the neons faded at all?
what is the temp?
are they feeding?
what is their behaviour?
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 20:25

what colour is the growth? Whiteish
does it have a volume? biggest one is approx 2mm in dia
is it fluffy? not really no
are the neons faded at all? no, don't think so
what is the temp? 24 deg
are they feeding? yes, all of them
what is their behaviour? Normal, going round together and they seem happy enough, the growths dont seem to be bothering hem at all
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 20:33

is the spot even (perfect circle) or not?
does it stand out?
does each fish have only one spot or many?
which part of their mouth/head is it on?
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 20:51

<a href='http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Dungster002/000_0055.jpg' target='_blank'>Image</a>
<a href='http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Dungster002/000_0044.jpg' target='_blank'>Image</a>


Sorry mac, but the side scrolling was just to much. Your pics can still be viewed full size just by clicking on them
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 20:58

I've left the pics big to try and show it better, sorry top one is c**p.

To be honest it just looks like a swollen lip
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 21:05

does it look like this?
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 21:19

Yes kitty it does
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 21:28

full list of tank occupants please.

the pic i posted is of "cottom mouth" or "mouth fungus".

treatment depends on what other fish you have in the tank as there are many species which are sencitive towards copper.

although it is possible to use salt to aid treatment do NOT do this as catfish (inc. corries) are sencitive to it

syphon the gravel/do a 25% water change (collecting the water from the botton of the tank) as soon as you can. if you're syphoning, you'll need to remove the plants while doing so (and replant them once you're done)

here is another pic to confirm that it is cotton mouth
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examine the fins closely and tell me if they are disintergrating? also look closely at the scales, are there any white marks/lines on them?
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 21:39

6 platies + apprx 30 fry in breeding trap
6 corys ( 4 albino 2 peppered)
6 fan tailed guppies

No white marks on the fish and the fins seem fine although 2 of the guppys tails are a bit "stringy"

It doesn't look like the 2nd pic, but I assume thats an advanced version
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 21:45

untill you can ID the disease more accurately, i recommend you do 25% w/c as soon as possible, then keep doing dayly 10% w/c ALWAYS syphoning or taking the water from the bottom of the tank. do a full dose of a general anti fungal anticeptic.
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Postby mac » 2006-01-27 21:51

Ok will do, thanks for your speedy help Kitty. That's another "one" I owe you :wub:

Will let you know progress in a couple of days time
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-27 21:55

it might be best if you give us dayly updates and mention the dosage and the make of the meds you'll use.
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Postby mac » 2006-01-29 14:14

Right I've done approx 25% water change and have put 20ml of "anti fungus and finrot" treatment in. (No.8) made by interpet

I have taken out the carbon, when should I put it back in?
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-29 14:18

put the carbon back after 48 hours once the full treatment is done.

how are they looking now?
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