03-06-2008, 03:44 PM #1Member Platy
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- Dec 2007
Miraculous(?) recovery of my neon
A couple months ago, I posted that I was really worried that one of my neons had NTD - he had lost pretty much all his red color and his blue was looking very dull, and he had a noticable sideways bend to his spine. Water quality was fine, it wasn't that he was asleep/in low light, and he was DRAMATICALLY different from the other fish - this wasn't just color variation.
He never acted strangely - he was always schooling with the rest of the fish and eating and swimming normally.
I am happy to report that we had him quarantined for about 6 weeks with no special treatment (just wanted to make sure that if he died he didn't get eaten by the other fish and transmit whatever disease he had), and over that time, his color has slowly (VERY slowly) brightened back up and he basically looks completely normal! We added him back to our main tank yesterday and he is one happy camper back with his buddies!
Does anyone have any theories about what might have been wrong?
03-06-2008, 05:07 PM #2
Maybe he just needed a little time by himself...
Glad to hear that he is o.k.Luis
What fish would you like to be...???
03-06-2008, 05:28 PM #3
A success story! That's great... congratulations! Sometimes a timeout is all that's needed. It works for me too! :)100g - Planning - (8 Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mpimbwe - southern lake region)
45g - Mixed Community of African Cichlids
29g - Planning - GBR planted tank
10g - Neolamprologus multifasciatus aka.. Arican Shell-Dweller (Finally found them.. 6 are coming soon)
03-06-2008, 07:08 PM #4
Wow sucess with neons... Nice job!!!! Happy to hear of the recovery......75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."
03-07-2008, 07:12 PM #5Member Platy
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- Dec 2007
Thanks, everyone! I have had unusually good luck with neons - my 13 are healthy, big, bright and beautiful. I think the stock at my LFS is exceptionally good (healthy) and we try to give a good variety of food. I've had better luck with my neons than my zebra danios, which should be much hardier fish!