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Old 06-11-2011, 10:50 PM   #1 
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Oakley's dorsal fin is barely hanging on!!!! It got ripped off...

...how it happened is a MYSTERY!!!

I dont know what to do either. I cant offer a picture at this time but I'll do what I can to get one in the next day or so.

Ok, so I've been doing conditioning with Ms Fishy Fishy and Oakley.
She was in the smaller container within the aquarium for almost two days... (so she couldnt have injured him)

He was in PERFECT shape before I went to bed and when I got up the next day... he was in HORRIBLE shape. His dorsal fin is barely hanging on.. and his tail has been ripped up a little.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Treat him with...? Euthanize him???
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #2 
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I'm terribly worried about him. What would YOU do?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:22 AM   #3 
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Euthanize him???
*Slaps*

Get ahold of yourself!

Only the senior members should be able to use that phrase...

Pictures are always the best way to know...

Even if they are a blurry mess it always seems sOMEONE can spot whats wrong... Or in this case what WENT wrong.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:29 AM   #4 
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i'm sure that it'll grow back. x: my Cup had his fins shredded by a plastic plant, and they all grew back together just fine. even his ventril, which was ripped in half, is starting to grow back. if you can get your hands on some Indian Almond Leaves, plop one in his tank. it's good for helping fins regrow and heal up.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:33 AM   #5 
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if you can get your hands on some Indian Almond Leaves, plop one in his tank. it's good for helping fins regrow and heal up.
Isn't it that Oak Leaves are good too for the 'Tannins' or whatever Oldfishlady refers to them as?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:33 AM   #6 
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yep. :3 they stain the water, make it tea colored. bettas adore them, and i've found that mine would build HUGE bubble nests whenever i'd add a leaf to their tank. :3
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yep. :3 they stain the water, make it tea colored. bettas adore them, and i've found that mine would build HUGE bubble nests whenever i'd add a leaf to their tank. :3
*Looks outside at miles and miles of Oaks*

Err... what kind of oak?
Silver Oak? Red Oak? etc *Goes down a list*
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:58 AM   #8 
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No no dont euthanize. Maybe put him in a cup and do the aquarium salt treatment or just keep the water really clean, depending on his wounds, pictures are good.... Maybe ms fishy fish got tired of him checking her out and hopped out of the cup, beat him up, then hopped back in =x lol nah just kidding :)
Is their anything he could have gotten stuck between or scraped on? When my male seen my female he went crazy and started thrashing around onto everything trying to show off.
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i didn't know there were so many kinds of oaks! xD i'd ask OFL before you go plopping random oak leaves in your tanks. i DO know they have to be naturally fallen, naturally dried, free of any kind of chemical.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:06 AM   #10 
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I think i read That any oak tree is okay as long as they are naturally dried and free of chemicals. Its just that some types of oak leaves release the tannins faster then others. I just grab any oak leaves, break them up in a cup of water, let them soak a week then net out the leaves and add to my gallons XD
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