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Title: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 02, 2017, 09:36:36 AM
Some of my Neon Tetras have what looks like a fungus disease -- looks like patches of white foam stuck to them. Does anyone know what these might be and what I should do?

My tank is a 26G bowfront; it's been up and running for 7 years, though I only got these tetras a few weeks ago. It's heavily filtered, with 3 separate units. I have a heater and keep the water at about 82F. I change 25-50% of the water every week. I have live plants. Other inhabitants are a BN pleco, 3 small Otoclincus catfish and 3 (nerite) snails. Also 3-4 ghost shrimp. I haven't tested the water recently (will do when I get home) but the tank's fully cycled, hazing been up for several years.

GBose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Ruthy on October 02, 2017, 02:22:51 PM
Have you looked at columnaris and seen if it looks similar?


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 02, 2017, 06:35:26 PM
Ruthy,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, some of the columnaris pictures do look like what my neons have. I've started dosing (just this evening) with API fungus cure - I couldn't find Maracyn anywhere; hope it works. Have you any advice for me?

Gautam Bose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Ruthy on October 03, 2017, 02:00:19 PM
GB,
Be aware that the fungus cure may not be effective as columnaris is a bacteria (although is incredibly good at looking like a fungus)


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 03, 2017, 03:36:19 PM
Ruthy,

Thanks for the heads-up. I've also ordered Kanaplex, and it should arrive tomorrow. Do you think that'll help?

GBose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Ruthy on October 05, 2017, 03:52:18 PM
GB, afraid I cannot comment on specific products.
Hope your little tetra get better with the treatment!


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Netti on October 06, 2017, 12:29:25 PM
Has there been any improvement yet on your infected fish?
I've heard/read good things about Kanaplex but have never used it myself. I hope it works out for you.


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 08, 2017, 05:01:34 PM
Netti, Ruthy:

Thanks for your interest and advice. I've just given them their 3rd dose of Kanaplex. No visible improvement yet, but the problem has not got worse, so that's something. The instructions say a max of 3 doses, so I'll have to try something else if this doesn't work.

Any suggestions?

GBose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Netti on October 09, 2017, 05:38:54 AM
Lowering the tank temperature can help.
Before you try this you might want to research it, but I would be tempted to try salt treatment if the meds aren't helping. I have used salt treatment for an ich outbreak, it is a safe enough treatment as long as you keep an eye out for any stress on the fish.


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 10, 2017, 05:15:59 PM
Thanks, Netti:

I might try that next. Meanwhile, I'm trying FURAN-2 (Nitroflurazone), which is said to work well with Kanaplex.....

GBose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on October 26, 2017, 09:10:16 PM
OK, I've lowered tank temperature, added salt. I've tried Kanaplex + Furan-2 and API Fungus Cure. Now trying Triple Sulpha....

Wish me luck!

GBose


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: GB on November 10, 2017, 09:45:06 AM
Triple Sulfa did not work. Back to Kanaplex + Furan.....fish still alive, though - that's something.


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: Ruthy on November 12, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
Good they are still alive!
Have the growths changed at all? How are the fish in themselves?


Title: Re: Please Advise: Foam on Neon Tetras
Post by: russ on November 13, 2017, 07:56:26 PM
Is there any way you can post a picture of the affected fish?