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Old 11-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #21 
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Yeah....he's got Mycos. I'm so sorry. Myco's is not curable so what you are going to have to do is either let him go until he does pass or euthanize, there are a few humane ways to do this. The same goes for the Neon's, they might not show signs but if you put more fish in that tank you are infecting them instantly.

What you need to do is either let the tank run it's course and keep it completely separated from other tanks if you have them, equipment included or euthanize the Neon's as well so you can take the tank down completely. You can then spray everything with 91% rubbing alcohol from Wal-Mart, spray and soak everything. Then rinse it all out with tap water and let to dry out in the sun for a month. Or you can throw it all away and start over new, it's up to you. But that is literally the ONLY thing you can do to get rid of Myco's.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #22 
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Thank you lilnaugrim for the helpful information.
On 11/26/13 the neon tetras died, but I'm not sure if it was because of the Mycos or the Ich, but probably because of both.

As for Cthulhu (my betta), after his fins deteriorated he couldn't swim to the surface any longer to get air and his breathing became very heavy. It was really sad because he would try and swim with all his might to the surface, only to fall back down after about an inch of movement. He was really suffering and it was apparent, so we had to euthanize him. I chose the freezing water method because I had no way to get a hold of clove oil, if I could have I would have definitely done that one instead b/c I think it's more humane.

I do want to get fish again, so I will take your advice as to cleaning the tank.
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I'm sorry you had to go through that, it's never fun
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #24 
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Yeah, I'm very sensitive when it comes to animals in general, so I couldn't do it myself. Instead my boyfriend did, but it was sad for him too.
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I hear you, at least he's peaceful now.
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