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  1. Default Neons with White Patches


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    Hi. Was curious if anyone had ever seen this before:

    12g Eclipse
    Successfully and Fishlessly Cycled
    White patches came after a 2 week bout of Ich (treated with salt.)
    pH 7.2
    Ammonia was 0/NitrItes 0
    Nitrates were 5
    Hardness is 120ppm
    Buffering low, 40-50ppm

    The tank contained: the 5 neons (lost one that wedged behind the filter), and 1 Oto. (3 of these 5 neons are still alive today, as is the Oto.) I eventually clove oiled 2 neons who were overcome the most with the white, and after weeks and weeks, lost the ability to swim/eat.

    50% Water was changed at the longest, 1 week. Used Prime as dechlorinator. Water was matched by electronic thermometer. Averaged 2x/week. Did 3 weeks of daily water changes. At the point these photos were taken, I had run a month-long course of medicines, with 110%+ water changes between each attempt:

    Salt (Aprx. 2.5 tsp/Gallon)
    Melafix
    Pimafix
    CopperSafe
    Maracyn (positive gram)
    Maracyn II (negative gram)
    Antibacterial Food
    Antiparasite Food

    I have had a SECOND break out of whatever this is, with a completely new batch of neons that were quarantined for 4 and 6 weeks. It's not as bad as this yet... but good grief. I've already bleach bombed this tank and started over once. This time I attempted one round of Tetracyline. They are fed the anti-parasite food once a week. They are also fed Tetramin Color Crisps, small amounts twice a day. (Up from once a day - trying to give them more health.) About once every 10 days, they fast. Also feed wafers with the first ingredient, spirulina. (But I don't ever see the neons eat it.)

    The companions of these new neons are (2) Otos, and (1) Dwarf Gourami.

    Any ideas - THANK YOU.

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    And yet... here's hope... my best looking Neon. Without flash or contrasting.


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    Are they losing their scales?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    I don't know... I suspect in the worst cases there was, because it looked like mini-white pieces sticking off of them that worsened, so that could be scales. They are so little though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonJulie
    I don't know... I suspect in the worst cases there was, because it looked like mini-white pieces sticking off of them that worsened, so that could be scales. They are so little though

    Could be stress, could be ick. Are they skinny and are their backs crooked?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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