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Old 06-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 
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My New Rescue

Meet Pirate. My daughter named him We rescued him from Petco. Already he looks so much brighter than the day we brought him home. He was clamped with some fin damage and a couple of white spots, but he's doing much better now.



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Old 06-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #2 
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beautiful!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #3 
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Very nice. You can see the fin-clamp and it looks as if the top fin has fin rot. Good on you for rescuing. Do you have AQ Salt? If you do, I would treat him with at least a spoon-ful every other day. But depends on how big his tank is. If all else fails, nothing a little TLC can't handle ;)
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #4 
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I think for now, clean water is best AQ salt (proper dosage: 1-3 teaspoons per gallon or one tablespoon per 5 gallons dissolved before adding) is more for severe rot, which I think he is alright, the rot isn't that bad =D
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #5 
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I actually saw one that looked exactly like that at my local PetCo on Friday when I got mine. It was so tempting to get him, but I told myself I wasn't going to buy a fish unless it was my perfect fish... which I found within 10 min after seeing this guy XD He's beautiful
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #6 
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I am glad to see him better!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #7 
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he doesn't seem to have fin rot. just a very unusual dorsal. he looks to be perfectly fine to me, and even if he does have mild fin rot, as long as his water's kept clean, he should do just fine.

he's beautiful! i love the colors on his fins. :3
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #8 
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Thanks everyone. I started him on AQ salt treatments (1 tsp per gallon) the day we brought him home because I noticed a couple of whitish patches on his scales and he was rubbing against his treasure chest. The patches are gone and he's stopped rubbing so after a good tank scrub, we've switched to clean water changes every other day and high protein until his fins heal.

The rot is a maybe, but if that's the case it's mild. He does have a split fin which you can see in the first picture. It was really ragged the first day. It's already showing signs of improvement. With a bit of TLC, he'll heal.
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He's a pretty MG! Hope he heals up soon :)
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:27 PM   #10 
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I keep looking at him and wondering if he actually is a halfmoon like he was labeled. What do you think?
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