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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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neons dieing

i am wondering what you guys think. only the neons died ,i got them two days ago. water parameters are fine, temp is 79-80 and everything else is doing great. is it possible to have a bad batch, because i went back to the fish store today and some of them were dead or dieing too.
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Can you be more descriptive? What did they look like? Pale? Was there anything unusual about their swimming patterns before they died? Mine got pale and lethargic when I added them to my tank...I'm guessing the culprit was a pH change. They all recovered though.

I'd keep a close eye out on the other fish in your tank...the neons could have introduced something nasty into the water. You could dose with Melafix and Pimafix to be on the safe side.

But yeah, it could just be a bad batch either because of disease or simply not surviving the stress of shipping and acclimation. I'm told that neons aren't the hardy fish they used to be.
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gills moved rapidly, not pale until they died and they didnt swim much, just sat towards the bottom.they came into the pet store the day before, so maybe from being shipped and then being transferred into my tank? could the temp be to high?
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Sounds like a simple case of shipping stress, Hurley. Neons and Cardinals seem quite touchy when it comes to environmental changes. If they don't die within the first two weeks, they will live for years.

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Always ask how long the fish have been there, and make sure it's at least a week.
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"Always ask how long the fish have been there, and make sure it's at least a week."

This is excellent advice, especially with regard to Neons.
I personally prefer Cardinals as in my experience they are prettier and more hardy than Neons.

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If they don't die within the first two weeks, they will live for years.

I have one Specfic neon that I have had now for 8 years, he was an original neon in my 35hex so long ago. He is very easy to spot in my tank because he is by far the largest.
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