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Old 09-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Oh great, he might have fin rot.

I think Bloom has fin rot, I thought it was just tailbiting, but every day, it has been getting worse and now it is spreading to his other fins! I have never dealt with ANY disease in my fish before so please help!

I do plan to move him into a smaller, quarantine tank while he is healing, should I?

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Here he is before torn fins:


Here he is today:


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Old 09-04-2010, 08:29 PM   #2 
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I HATE double posting, but, HELP!!!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #3 
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I have a brochure that has something on fin rot. "Symtoms or causes- frayed or disentigrating; the base of the fins usually reddens. Suggested action- improve water quality; commercial antibiotics may be effective."
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:56 PM   #4 
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That's not fin rot, that's definitely Tail biting :(
Gorgeous fish, btw.
Yes, remove him from the tank and treat with 1tsp salt per galon for 10 days with everyday water changes to avoid fin rot.
Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #5 
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Thanks! I'll have to by some aquarium salt tomorrow.



P.S. Is there any alternatives for aquarium salt?
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #6 
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That's all I use so I cannot help you there.
IMO is enough if you catch it early enough or just to prevent it.
I've only used antibiotics once and had bad experience so I just keep up with water changes and use the salt.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:28 PM   #7 
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Ok.

Here he is now, in his quarantine tank, I do have another tank laying around, but it is 1/4 gallon, so this one gallon container with a plastic wrap lid will do for now.:

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