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"Our fish have not been healthy, one recently died. His symptoms started as a cloudy white "cataract" on each eye. They seemed to be popping out slightly, attached to the outside of the eye, but this could have been an illusion, I can't be sure. Later, the "cataracts" seemed to be going away, but within a day or two his fins and gill filaments were being rapidly eaten away to become a frayed mess, and his skin/scales were sloughing off! He died very shortly after (assumingly of asphyxiation, thanks to his destroyed gills) on his back, on the bottom of the tank. He seemed unable to get up, though he tried a few times. We didn't want to try and scoop him upright and just cause him more stress... After he died, one of the other fish became afflicted with the exact same symptoms, and then we knew it must be something contagious. We feared losing another fish, but he seems to have made a full recovery. His skin and everything have grown back and his "cataracts" are gone. The third fish (the bully we feared had possibly beat up the first one) was never afflicted, though he did suffer from gasping a lot, his gills expanding to probably twice the size. He never got worse, though. He seems better now, too. I told my mom to take them to a vet, but she remains adamant that vets do not treat fish... Perhaps she is right, so I am posting here. Anyone know what happened with our fish? I didn't see anything I could compare 100%."

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