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Green Neon Tetra HELP!

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Hi guys, I just noticed that 1 or 2 of my green neon tetras are sick! It looks like on either side of their bodies there is the neon strip missing! it started as a little spec and this morning while i was feeding them i noticed that most of its color was missing on one side. im also noticing that its spreading to another fish!

Help me please! id like to take care of this issue before it progresses to my other fishes!

I dont have the water parameters.

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If there is no visible bump or cotton like growth, and the fish's skin is simply discolouring (whitish) particularly around the mouth or sides. Then they have tetra disease, and there is nothing you can do to save them.

It is highly contagious and spread by touch so you should remove all fish that have discoloured as they will die within a few hours to a day from the onset of the discoloration.

This is a horrible disease about which not much is known and it seems to affect only tetras, particularly cardinal/neon tetras.
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