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    Default Black Skirt with black fungus

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    A couple of my Black Skirts have developed small bits of black fungus on their fins. I've also noticed that I've lost several of them that I didn't even realize. I'm trying to figure out what disease this is so I can medicate properly. Here's a picture:

    Sorry about the quality not being great (had to take him out of the tank and put him in a jar for a minute in order to take a picture), but the things to see are there is a black spot by the dorsal fin as well as a black spot in front of the anal fin. It looks like a fungus of some kind but I've never seen a black fungus before, so I'm not sure which medication would be best. If I knew the name of the disease it would be very helpful.

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    I don't know anything about what it could be, but is he skinny? Or is the jar just distorting him a bit?

    Could it be a parasite as opposed to a fungus? Maybe this would get more specific answers in the fish diseases forum since the people looking there are likely to have experience with these types of issues.
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    He's not thin at all, that's just the distortion. He's active and eating well and everything. The black stuff is the only visible symptom.

    And sorry I didn't realize there was a disease subforum. If a mod wants to move this thread there that would be fine.

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