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Re: dieing Rainbows and neon-tetras?


I happened upon this in archives just the other day, while doing a search.


discussed a whiteworm plague that wiped out a tank full of fish.

However, since rainbows (I think it's been noted here) seem to be susceptible 
to TB, as well as neons which are rather weak and susceptible to diseases, 
take notice of symptoms. Could be something else entirely--I didn't think TB 
acted that quickly.


<<  Over the past 3 weeks or so I have notice a number of my neon tetras and 
praecox rainbows dieing with increasing regularity.  I have been noticing 
some small (1-2cm)white worm looking creatures running along the glass in 
this tank (125g planted discus tank) and am wondering if these worms may be 
the culprit? The worms don't look like Planaria (sp?) because they have what 
looks like an "arrow-head" like font and they are usually sliding across the 
glass or otherwise fully attached to gravel plants or glass. The discus look 
fine but the neons and rainbows are starting to die of at unacceptable rates. 
 With all the talk of fish TB I am wondering if some of my fish are now 
victim to this or maybe some sort of parasitic invasion?  I don't notice any 
lesions however I do notice some neons with areas that are turning white just 
before the tail fin.  Any suggestions?  I am also worried about a robust 
group of Caridina Jopoinica shrimp in the tank and what a likely medication 
regime mi!
 ght do to them.  I have no other "Scale-less" fish only MTS and assorted 
bristle-nose plecos, ottos, SAEs, Farlowella (sp?).
 Thanks so much for your help,
 Tom Brennan
 brennans at ix_netcom.com