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  1. #11


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    Neons are imported and from totally different water. Your other fish are used to your water and the neons are not. Could be after they died, the others were nipping at them. That would also be normal for fish.

    I suppose this will sound strange to some but I no longer lose neons now that I stopped acclimating them. I simply net them out of the bag and drop them in a quarantine tank with light out for a couple days. I used to lose 2-3 out of every new batch when I acclimated. When I stopped messing around with them, I stopped losing them. Go figure.

    Those wee fish go through a lot. Dragged out of the wild, tossed into bags, flown to the US to a distributor and dropped in totally different water. Then taken to the fish store and into different water again with a net chasing them around all day. Then here they are at our homes again in different water. No wonder they have a tough road to ho'.

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    Just discovered I may have a case of Ich. The neons have small white dots on their fins, in different places. The bloodfins and cory seem ok so far. What do I do??!! I hate to kill fish, but I sure don't want the new neons to kill my other 3. I do not have a way to quarantine them easily, just an old 1 gal betta bowl. Please help!

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    Neons aren't wild caught much anymore, most are now farmed on the big fish farms in south-east asia. Cardinals are much more often wild caught. But yes, they do go trough a lot and because the prices are so cheap they're not always treated with care.

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    Lady Hobbs, that is quite strange. I did take the time to manually acclimate them (I didn't have the hose to drip, so I did it by hand). The acclimation could be the issue of dying. With the new suspected cases of Ich, is that just because they are stressed from the acclimation? How do I safely get rid of the Ich? As previously stated, I have both a Coryadoras and a cherry shrimp. The cory can't take the salt, and the cherry can't take the medicine. Of the two I'd rather keep the Cory, as the cherry will most likely get eaten as soon as the Bloodfins find his hiding spot. I don't dare sell off or return the new fish now that they have Ich. I can't risk spreading the infection, but I need to help the fish I currently have that are still healthy.

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    Then don't use salt but an ich medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Then don't use salt but an ich medication.
    Any ideas on the best medication? Is it worth it to buy a better brand, or is it pretty much the same with a generic? Also, From what I've researched, medication will only help once they lose the white spots, and the Ich. goes into its second free swimming stage?

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  8. #18


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    I'm not very familiar with what's on the North-American market. Pretty much any treatment, salt included, only hurts ich in it's free stage. is worth a try

  9. #19


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    You should have a small 5 or 10 gallon tank to put new fish in for a couple weeks so you aren't passing ick or disease to your other fish. If you use a medication, you will probably only be able to half-dose the neons. That just might be what is killing them, as well. Ick gets into their gills and smothers them.

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    I used Kordon 100% natural ich attack when a new fish I brought home came down with it and infected several fish in my main tank. I lost about 2 or 3 fish from it but I started quarantining & haven't had another case since.

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