Pale area on Neon Tetra

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Kelfel
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This is a neon tetra from my friends fish tank. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the loss of colour in this area please?

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Looks like Columnaris, a bacterial disease (although there’s a lot of bacteria that cause similar symptoms). I’d treat with a bactericide, such as Myxazin. Keep on top of the water quality, and keep nitrates low.
I don't keep fish, I keep water. Water keeps fish.
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Thank you for your reply. I will forward the information on 👍🏻 Very grateful.
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It’s a rapid disease so they might not save it, but it should prevent its spread to others.
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It has died already 😔
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