Neon Tetra disease is caused by a parasitic organism known as Pleistophora Hyphessobryconis that feeds on the host fish until the fish is dead. This is a communicable disease that is caused when fish eat other dead fish or even from eating live food servings such as those from . Live food can act as a carrier of the disease and also transmit it to your fish once they eat it.
How often should I feed my Neon Tetras
As mentioned above, these is still no cure for Neon Tetra disease and trying to prevent the parasite from entering your aquarium in the first place is therefore the best course of action. The parasite is typically introduced via live food or newly purchased fish. By cultivating your own live food you will gain a greater control over what you put in your aquarium. Brine shrimp is for instance very easy and hassle-free to cultivate at home. When you purchase new fish, you should ideally keep them quarantined in a separate aquarium and look out for signs of illness. In the aquarium, fish often catch the disease when they eat dead fish. Removing sick and dead fish as soon as possible is therefore important. Some aquarists report that using a diatom filter decreases the risk of Neon Tetra disease, but it is only a supplement, not a substitute for the precautions described above. A diatom filter can reduce the amount of free parasites in the water.
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These fish are peaceful and non-aggressive by nature. They are social and gregarious animals and live and roam around in shoals of at least a hundred individuals in the group. If a neon tetra happens to toss out of its shoal, it becomes very stressed and spends most of its time hiding and refrain from consuming food, which might in turn make it gradually fall sick. These tetras can at times shoal with its close relative, the cardinal tetra. Neon tetras love to live in such regions under water, where there is plenty of hiding places. They are non-aggressive. However, they might at times bicker amongst themselves, but that doesn’t lead to anything more than torn fins.
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