Neon diseases: signs, treatment, photo, symptoms
The most popular among aquarium fish are neons. They are loved for their unusual color: they have a bright red tail and a blue neon strip extending from head to tail. Neons are schooling and rather peaceful fish. They get along well with any neighbors who do not show aggression.
Typically, neons are rarely affected by disease. Like most living things on Earth, they have an immune system that can deal with many infections, and even parasites. In most cases, the disease appears only in weakened fish. But often when treating other aquarium fish, they also get some of the drugs, and they are very sensitive to some of them - especially those with a high copper content.
How to determine Plistiforosis
Neon diseasemanifests itself differently on different types of fish. So, for example, in most aquarium inhabitants, the main signal for the appearance of the disease is a dull color, while in neon it looks a little different. First of all, at the beginning of the disease, the luminous strip that passes through the whole body of the fish loses its brightness. Further, in the process of further development of the disease, the strip completely fades.
The following symptoms of the disease should be noted:
- Fish susceptible to disease at the time of swimming is at an angle
60º and moves with jerks. No smoothness of movement
- Fishes, which usually swam in flocks, begin to swim on their own and prefer to be away from the rest.
- The decay of the fins can be detected in the fish, the belly of the fish changes shape and ceases to be convex, and the shape of the dorsal arch also changes
- Ill fish lose their appetite and stop eating food, so they lose weight dramatically
- Fish begin to behave uneasily, which is more noticeable during the night
Symptoms of neon fish disease
- At the first signs of illness, a neon strip disappears in neon, and then the entire color fades.
- Neons are schooling flocks. And during the illness, they are separated from the pack and are alone.
- Fish refuse to feed. They rush about all night. The abdomen becomes sunken.
- Neons begin to lose weight. They are distinguished by an abnormal position in swimming - the body is tilted, the tail is lowered. When they try to return to their normal position, they seem to jump.
- There is a curvature of the spine.
- The fins begin to collapse.
The disease is infectious, cannot be treated and it is also impossible to prevent it. Therefore, all the fish in the aquarium must be destroyed. And the aquarium itself and all its contents should be thoroughly disinfected.
False neon disease. It differs from plistiforosis in that its causative agent is a bacterial infection, which is quite treatable. To make a correct diagnosis, you need a laboratory examination. And only after this should treatment begin. For treatment, drugs are added to water: kanamycin, biseptol, levomycetin, etc.
Ways to deal with Neon disease
Unfortunately, an effective method of dealing with neon disease currently does not exist, the only solution to the problem may be the use of drugs that can stop the development of fungal spores. However, even drugs to destroy this disease is not possible.
It should be especially careful when there are several aquariums with fish in the room, since there is a risk of the fungus entering the reservoir to other healthy inhabitants.
In the event that you understand that your fish are affected by spores of a fungus of the genus Plistiphora hyphessobryconis, the inhabitants of the aquarium should be exterminated. Destroy all, without exception, including fish that look healthy, due to the fact that they are the spread of this disease. The aquarium in which the infected fish were located should be thoroughly cleaned and all spores of the fungus destroyed. It is also necessary to thoroughly flush the equipment that was used in the aquarium.
In order to get information about how to properly treat aquarium fish disease and consult on this issue, you should contact a veterinary clinic or pet store.
Saprolegniosis Disease Prevention
The carrier of this disease may end up in the pond at the same time as inventory, equipment, fish, aquarium plants or end up in the water after putting the soil. Therefore, it is best not to run the fish immediately into a common aquarium, it is necessary to monitor their behavior for some time. Also, before use, thoroughly flush all equipment that was previously located in another aquarium.
There is a risk of confusion plistiforosis with false neon disease. To avoid the risk of making an incorrect diagnosis of an incurable disease, special care must be taken.