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Thread: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

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    Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

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    Hi guys,

    I've noticed these on 2 of my Ember Tetras... so far it isn't spreading or anything, but the look of it gives me the creeps, as though there's an internal parasite inside them. Here's one of the fishes in a badly taken photo:


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    Re: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

    looks like some form of internal bleeding or something..
    The role of master and servant begin to cloud in the water..

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    Re: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

    Definately not internal bleeding... it looks like its insides are blackening, and stuff is sticking out from its body. It's like some form of cancer or parasite...

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    Re: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

    hmm...better to remove from the main tank.
    The role of master and servant begin to cloud in the water..

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    Re: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

    might be the tiny black worms. flubenol is aid to be one of the only meds that get them.

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    Re: Ember Tetra internal "growth"?

    This looks like a nematode worm parasite.
    You probably have lost or euthanized these few infected specimens by now. Big parasite in a small Tetra species =death. Treatment is useless for such advanced cases.
    I used to raise Ember Tetras by the hundreds just so I could set up a mass display cheaply.
    Very nice species.
    Old fish breeder. SA Dwarf Cichlids, Hypancistrus sp L260, L333 and Peckoltia L134 breeder. Also Sturisoma, Dwarf Corydoras spp, wild Discus and Killiefish. Like breeding Characins and wild Betta spp too.

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