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What is wrong with this black skirt tetra?

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What is wrong with this black skirt tetra?
Old 01-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
 
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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Old 01-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
 
could be ammonia burns but from everything ive seen after google searching was that most people we able to treat it using melafix.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:11 AM   #3
 
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Well, it's not what you wanna hear.... It's more than likely a tumor, and could be cancer.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
 
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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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