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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Please help ID fish problem

hi guys

my neon tetra suddenly has this strange white growth / parasite. I dont think it's white spot as it purtrudes quite some was as if its some sort of parasite. nothing else in the tank shows any problems (yet!)

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 05:27 PM
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Is it cottony like or salt like? I'm on my phone its hard to see

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Please help ID fish problem

I had this on one of my black neon tetras. It started off as a white bump, then began to look fluffy. It eventually fell off? And everything looked and seemed fine. Then a few days later he died. No other fish were affected by him either. Strange.

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cottony like - today half of it has come off leaving a raised white patch!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 06:41 PM
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I have a neon tetra that had a bump like that - maybe a little smaller actually. The tetra flashed occasionally on my plants. I thought it might be ich. Whatever it was it disappeared over a month ago, and all my tetras seem fine now.

I don't remember there being a raised white patch though when it disappeared. You might want to consider some sort of broad spectrum antibiotic/antifungal bath for that tetra, because a raised white patch sounds like it could be an infection. Potassium permanganate comes to mind.
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