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Madrocker 01-18-2013 02:56 PM

What is wrong with this black skirt tetra?
 
I was given this fish around a year ago by a neighbour, recently its had a black growth on its fin and now spreading to its lower jaw. Does anyone have any idea what it is?

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rexpepper651 01-19-2013 12:35 AM

could be ammonia burns but from everything ive seen after google searching was that most people we able to treat it using melafix.

redchigh 01-19-2013 03:11 AM

Well, it's not what you wanna hear.... It's more than likely a tumor, and could be cancer.

Madrocker 01-19-2013 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 1396224)
Well, it's not what you wanna hear.... It's more than likely a tumor, and could be cancer.

From the searching around that I've done it seems like a melanoma. but not 100% sure.


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