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Old 04-11-2014, 08:11 PM   #1 
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Question possible scale deformity?

Haveyouhadyourteayet suggest I post this here as well, as some of you breeders could have opinions on this too.

So I noticed some scale deformation a couple of weeks ago, then those scales fell off and regrew. There is nothing he can hurt himself on and his water is cleaned twice a week for a 2.5 gal.

Should I be worried about this growth? Just keep an eye on it? He's healthy, swims and eats fine. Flares normally. It doesn't seem to bother him.

Do you guys have an idea of what this could be?

He's dull because I took this while cleaning his tank, but it helps bring out the scales in question.



Here is another shot so you guys can see the depth...



Here is a pic with the flash on! Wow he really changes colour with the flash!

I hope you guys can see the scales better.

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Old 04-12-2014, 12:40 AM   #2 
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Looks like a fish version of melanoma.... heavy uncontrolled production of blue pigment on the skin. Never seen this before, nor would I know how to treat it. Best of luck finding a treatment, or better yet, not needing treatment at all...
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:49 AM   #3 
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The cases I've encountered were like tumors. I don't know the name of the disease nor how to treat them. In my case, clean water and meds (local meds - no ingredients, only uses - fungus and bacteria) will only slow down the process. It will eventually grow and kill the fish. . . . if it's the same disease.
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Thanks guys, at least this gives me something to go on at least. I assume bases on other tumors there is a chance it could be or not be cancerous and can grow slowly or fast. You guys know of a site that has fish disease resources?
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