I Think It May Be Neon Tetra Disease?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Goldiemom, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Can someone tell me what this is on my Tetra? He acts fine but he has something that looks like it’s hanging on his mouth. Doesn’t look cottony but more like a growth or pimple. Started treating with Seachem Sulfaplex. Test were 0 ammonia, o nitrites, and 40 nitrates but also tank cleaning day so I have done a 50% w/c before medicating.
     

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  2. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    Look like a fungal infection I found that says cotton mouth doesn’t look like it though. Could be something else. I suggest quartineing him away from other fish change the water 100% treat him with stuff you have
     
  3. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    I’m treating the entire tank since he’s been in there with them for months.
     




  4. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    That good
     
  5. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Might it be a fungus or NTD? Possibly a bacterial problem.
    I would treat the tank, and see how it goes.
     
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  6. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    It’s probley a growth signaling to a bacterial infection
     
  7. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, I did specify that it was probably a fungus.
     
  8. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Ok. Now that I am totally confused, I guess I’ll treat as I was. Thanks for answering though. I do appreciate it.
     
  9. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    Sorry for confusing just quartine him and treat him and the tank
     
  10. Rtessy

    Rtessy Fishlore VIP Member

    Try looking at columnaris, kanaplex is a good medication for that. Also, cotton mouth is a name for columnaris, but it is actually a bacterial infection. I believe there is also a neon tetra disease that can present in a couple of different ways, but I don't think there's a cure for that.
     
  11. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    I don’t thinks it cotton mouth because Goldiemom said
     
  12. Rtessy

    Rtessy Fishlore VIP Member

    Sorry, I had just heard it could present in a few different ways, and I wasn't sure what all of them were
     
  13. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    OK, Gang...I am really worried about this neon tetra and the rest of the tank. The growth is not going down and I know I have only been treating for 3 days but he looks like he is trying to eat but then spits it out. I don't know if his mouth hurts or why he is spitting it back out. I'm going to keep trying with the Sulfaplex a few more days but if he gets to where he is wasting away I am going to have to euthanize him. I have never done that and don't want to now. Any other ideas? I have ordered the clove oil just in case but I sure would like to cure him. I hate to contaminate the whole tank but figure I better treat everyone. I just don't know what to do.
     
  14. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    When I bought my first group of neon’s Several months ago they quickly got cloudy spots on their fins and tails. It has never gone away. Then they started getting faded areas in their red stripe. Now one of them has a growth on its lip. The rest of the tetras I purchased later from my local LFS are very vibrant in color and have no fin or tail issues. Today one of the older ones looks more faded. I QT the one with the fade and the one with growth. I have one more I can’t catch yet that has cloudy tale spots too. I was treating for Columnaris but now leaning towards NTD. Should I continue to use treatment or euthanize the ones that don’t look right?
     

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  15. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    Salt works for both NTD and columnaris IME. Look at cotton mouth as well, could be that
     
  16. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Nothing works for NTD.

    I'd say False NTD (neonspecific strain of Columnaris). @redshark
     
  17. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I already gave my advice. Nothing more to add.
     
  18. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Yes, you did. Dang it! Lol
     
  19. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    In another thread or am I missing something?
     
  20. OP
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    Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    I thought cotton mouth was Columnaris. Am I wrong?

    He warned me about them in the beginning.
     




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