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Old 11-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #1 
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Please help if you can ID this disease (pic).

Here's my giant plakat. Had him for over a year.

I read the sticky and did some research but I'm unsure what this is. It started as what looked like fin rot, with just a small patch of thinning on his lower fin. But then it started to spread onto his body, where you can see he's lost many scales. Behaviorly he's fine; he eats well and is as active as ever.

This after about 4 or 5 weeks of disease. I did a 10 day salt water/ daily wc regime about 2 weeks ago and saw no improvement. Ideas?

I should mention that he lives alone in a 5gal tank, heated (80F) and filtered. 30% change weekly, ammonia is 0.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #2 
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Its hard to say...but from the pic the discoloration looks to extend into the anal fin and it may be normal pigment related changes and not a disease...another thought is (long shot) melanomas (pigment cell tumor) treatment and generally not fatal...since he is otherwise acting and eating fine...not a lot I would do other than watch the area for changes and changes in behavior-maintain water quality and good nutrition as you have been doing and enjoy......
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