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Old 05-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 
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Romeo with a ripped tail

Romeo has a rip in his tail, can I use aquarium salt to treat it until I go to petsmart for stress coat?
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 
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I don't treat ripped fins with salt. Salt is NOT needed for simple things like that and you're more likely to make him sick with the mis-use of chemicals, medications or salts. Clean water and good food! =D That's the remedy. It'll get better, trust me. Stress coat does help though and many people use it as an additive.
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I don't treat ripped fins with salt. Salt is NOT needed for simple things like that and you're more likely to make him sick with the mis-use of chemicals, medications or salts. Clean water and good food! =D That's the remedy. It'll get better, trust me. Stress coat does help though and many people use it as an additive.
I don't have any water conditioner so I can't change the water. :(
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #4 
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He should be fine. The rips in fins will heal

If Part of his scales, or fins is damaged then precautions should be taken to healing it

I would recommend slightly rasining the temperature within the tank to around 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit as In My Epxerience injuries and rips in fins heal faster with higher temperatures

Adding a small proper amount of aquarium salt if you have plants and fish that are tolerant of it, before adding a treatment of aquarium salt to your water always ask if the plants or inhabitants you have are tolerant of salt, hornwort, scaleless fish, tetras, and catfish a mostly intolerant of salt, it impacts them greatly

Keeping the water very clean and maintaining pristine water quality within the tank, depending on the size of the tank, the stocking, plants, and the filteration. I would usually recommend daily small water changes to keep ammonia minimal and to prevent diseases from occurring on the fish, fin rot is most likely to occur where there are rips in the fins, fungal diseases are common where injuries or scale losses have occurred

Keep stress minimal, ideally if there are rips in the fins, or injuries and scale losses you would want to take extra precautions to keep stress minimal, keep flow minimal, provide extra cover, keep area dark and warm. Don't bother the fish that much. a stressed fish has a lower immune system which leaves the fish more susceptible to many stress related diseases, such as fin rot, fungus, velvet, ich, and others that are related to stress but not considered diseases, such as tailbiting
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How big is the tank? Make sure to get conditioner by the time it is water-change day :p
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #6 
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It's a 2.5 gallon and I changed it the other day. I think he bit his fin since all there is, is a silk plant. O.o
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