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Old 06-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #1 
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Fin Rot???

How do you tell the difference between fin rot and tail bitting? I haven't seen him bitting on his tail, but chunks of it are missing.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #2 
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Usually it comes with time when you know all types of tail bites :P
But main factor is the edges and the way the fin is lost. Finrot usually has black edges that eat away the fin.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #3 
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Fin rot is progressive and makes the fin sort of 'dissolve' over time. Hence the name fin rot since it looks like the tail is slowly rotting away.

Tail-biting can happen overnight and unless it's an advanced case of fin rot, then only tail biting can cause chunks to be missing from the tail.

If a tail is being ripped, however, this can also appear to be fin rot. Things like getting caught on decorations or excessive flaring can cause very clean, yet frazzled looking rips.

If the rips don't heal over a few days and get bigger, then it is possible that it could have developed into fin rot~


hope this helps :D

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How do I "treat" tail biting? His tail will grow back? Right?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #5 
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Just keep the water clean and it will heal itself in a few days :3 Also, to prevent further tailbiting you should see what might be causing it~

Boredom, misplaced agression, or a hard time swimming can all be reasons. To help with boredom, you can stick a water bottle cap or ping pong ball in his tank
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the quick reply. :)
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #7 
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*salutes* Stalking threads is what I do~ Glad to be of help!
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #8 
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