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Old 07-26-2011, 09:20 AM   #11 
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They're all HM's correct?

HM's sometimes just have too much weight on their fins and are tired of carrying it around- so they do what they can and chew their gorgeous tails up :( *sadface*
There isn't much you can do for a tail-biter..you can try to distract them- they might be bored and just end up munching on themselves. You can re-arrange their tank deco or add fun little toys for them to explore. AQ salt treatment will heal their fins.
Do a 7-10 day salt bath (1 tsp/per gall) and I believe you can up that to 3tsp/gal if needed. Fins take a while to re-grow, sadly. :(

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I just got done with a week long salt treatment... so is it safe to do it again already?

Man that stinks. I can't believe I have to biters. :p Man. No more halfmoons for me.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:09 PM   #12 
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I just got done with a week long salt treatment... so is it safe to do it again already?

Man that stinks. I can't believe I have to biters. :p Man. No more halfmoons for me.
haha, it really depends on the fish if he/she's a biter or not. I had a DTHM that never bit his tail. :P
I wouldn't do anymore salt- just plain 'ol clean water should do the trick. Good luck!
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What concentration of salt? What kind of water changes did you do during the salt treatment?

The water temp should be OK, though it's at the high end--it's what is sometimes recommended to help with certain types of illnesses. When you add the water is it the same temp as the old water? I would be extra careful to match temps and to add it in slowly. I would have to look back--do you put in a water conditioner?

Clamped fins and loss of color can be signs of stress, but so is a compromised immune system. That's why I'm starting with that!

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1 tsp per gallon - changed 100 Percent every day as I had them in small tanks while I treated.

Water is same temp. Water conditioner is aquasafe +bio extract

See they haven't had anything like that. He was pale for a while, but that was when his fins got really bad....
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haha, it really depends on the fish if he/she's a biter or not. I had a DTHM that never bit his tail. :P
I wouldn't do anymore salt- just plain 'ol clean water should do the trick. Good luck!
Ya my other HM is fine. He doesn't bite. At least not that I know of. :p alright clean water it is. I guess I will just have to see.
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Ya my other HM is fine. He doesn't bite. At least not that I know of. :p alright clean water it is. I guess I will just have to see.
I hope he gets better! Good Luck!
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I hope he gets better! Good Luck!
Thankies. <3
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I decided to treat Newboy with salt for a week too. Just 1 tsp per 5 gallons though. We'll see how this goes, I am treating for 10 days. :)
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How are they doing?
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How are they doing?
Not much change. But Blue boy is healing now even without salt. :)
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Good! Just keep up the water changes! :))
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