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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Tank ravaged by Neon Tetra Disease; how to start over

i have/had a large community tank with NTD... lost 50 neon tetra; a few each day over the past few weeks. devastating.

along the way, a few non neon tetra died as well, presumably from eating the dead bodies i couldn't dispose of in time. but for the most part, all other fish are happy & healthy.

how do i start over? is this tank completely doomed for any future neon tetras if i don't re-home the existing fish and bleach it?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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It couldn't hurt to break down and bleach your hardware.
A UV sterilizer could help as well.

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You could just use antibiotic to "cleanse" the tank.
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You could just use antibiotic to "cleanse" the tank.
NTD is a protozoan, probably not affected by antibiotics. There's no cure with medicine at the moment.

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