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  1. Hi guys, was wondering if anyone could help identify what killed my neon tetra? I think it is probably neon tetra disease but was worried it could be columnaris or something else? I removed him as soon as I saw and I think it must have developed quickly as didn't notice any problems last night. Had my neon tetras for almost a year if it makes any difference. Either way are there any steps I should take to avoid my other ones getting it? Thanks in advance!
  2. Noticed this zebra danio had a weird blister looking bump on its mouth yesterday and wanted to know what type of medicine to give it
  3. Edit: inserted better photos into post. Hey everybody! First time fish keeper here. I am two weeks into a new aquarium set up. Long story short, a few days after purchasing a few Neon tetras to begin my tank, I noticed a small white colored dot on two of their mouths/lips. My original research led me to believe that this could be either columnaris or some form of fungus. Just to rule out my options first, I treated the tank with Pimafix and Melafix and added a small amount of salt to the tank about a week ago in hopes that it might clear up. So far, there has been no change that I can determine. I have not noticed the white dot grow and the fish do not appear to be showing any signs of sickness or abnormality that I am aware of. I am doing fish-in cycling, so my water parameters have not been very consistent (though I did use API QuickStart, as well as using some beneficial bacteria provided my LFS). I have done lots of internet research, but am very new to the hobby and could use some friendly advice for how to treat my Neons and determine what might be going on. There’s A LOT of conflicting information out there. If there is any more info that I can share that might help diagnose the issue, I am happy to share. Right now, I am just a bit worried about the little guys. Thanks!
  4. I'm newish(2years or so), to the hobby. I still don't know how to diagnose my fish. A.C. is the only place I listen to for advise about my tanks just because I don't want to do the whirlpool of information on the internet. I have heard Cory say many times that this forum is the best place to get help. And I thank everyone who has helped me so far. Now I'm looking at some advise given here by a fellow user that is going to be very costly, (for me anyway) and be putting medications in 2, 55 gallon community tanks. That is scary for me, one because I love these fish but also because it will cost so much. How do I know which advise I can really trust and which is advise given by someone who just thinks they know?
  5. One of my mystery snails has developed dark spots on the underside of his foot. (Sorry, I don't have a way to post a photo.) For the past week, I've been giving him air baths by placing him on a damp paper towel for 20 minutes, three times a day. On the one hand, I've seen some improvement in that he is moving around the tank more than he was earlier in the week, and his appetite has returned. On the other hand, he's still moving very slowly, he hesitates before starting to climb a wall, and when I look at his foot, the spots still look about the same. My questions are: If you've had experience treating this condition and your snail recovered, about how long did the healing process take? (I know every case is different, but I'm just wondering.) And is there any other treatment you found helpful? Since I've seen some improvement, I plan to continue with the air baths, but I'd just like to hear from anyone else who's dealt with this. Thanks!
  6. Been keeping fish for a couple of decades but first time having Uarus. They seem to have developed ich, but, I saw a mention of them having white dots on their body that LOOK like ich but is just part of their scales. Anyone has specific experience with this issue and Uaru? again, I know what ich looks like, and good with treatment, just don't want to treat needlessly Thanks!
  7. Hey everyone! I’m not sure who might know how to diagnose fish diseases microscopically but I thought I’d share what I found on my neon tetra after I put it down today. I’d spent two months trying to treat it with salt, then herbal bacterial remidies, then maracyn, then salt again, etc. At first I thought I might be making progress but in general, the tetra stayed the same, not getting visibly worse or better. Its tank mate that had fin rot passed away at one point, but the snails got to it before I had a chance to examine the body. The album starts with a few pictures of its diseased tail. I took one picture of the healthy side of the tail at 60x, and then the rest of the images are the diseased areas. The last three are images of tissue that I sliced vertically through the diseased body area. Magnification is between 60-120x. I’m seeing a lot of things that look like tiny spreads of fungus, but I’m not sure if it’s really fungus or if it’s something else. If anyone has any ideas about what this could be I’d love to hear them! Otherwise this can just be for your viewing “pleasure.” 😅 https://photos.app.goo.gl/5cdWoUJxtGQUkkS28
  8. Any ideas what I’m looking at on my female Nannacara anomala? Her anal vent is somewhat swollen and is trailing something behind. She is currently in a tank with just a male. Appetite and behavior seem normal. Pardon the torn fins. She was with a group of 7 N. anomala I was growing out for breeding and her fins got a bit torn up. No territoriality between her and the male she is with currently. I don’t believe this is Camallanus as no other fish she has been in contact with is present these symptoms and the protrusions are brown, floppy, and always visible.
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