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Old 06-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #1 
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Jumpin hell ....

It happened again. Something in my tank is seriously effed... I had Lord Drago for 2 days, 2 DAYS! and fin rot set in and ate his tail almost to the webbing. So I took him back to PetSmart (generally a good place to buy fish and all the staff is quite knowledgeable) and exchanged him for a new one and bought a completely new setup. My girlfriend named him Popsicle and he is quite bashful, and very shy. A night and day difference between him and L.D.

I got a 5 gallon Mairineland tank with a filter. The filter is amazing as it has the ability to set the flow on it so its on a mere trickle as Popsicle is about half the size of L.D. So far so good.

So as for my old set up the old tank is now, as I type this, in the dishwasher. And I pretty much scrubbed everything in hot water after soaking in it a bleach solution and then boiling it. If some parasite is still on that stuff after that it deserves to be there.

Wish me luck with Popsicle.

This is the tank I got him.
http://www.marineland.com/sites/mari...l.aspx?id=3927
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #2 
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I'm sure Popsicle and you will be just fine.

Enjoy
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #3 
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I have the same tank, but a 3 gallon that I'm SUPER happy with. I think you'll like it :)
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #4 
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stupid question but are you sure it was fin rot and not tail biting which is usually confused with fin rot. If large chunks of fin go MIA in a few hours/days its most likely bitting. That being said, there are some illnesses that can cause rapid fin loss as well.

I have/had a few that have chews their fins down almost to the base in a matter of minutes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:26 AM   #5 
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@Tiki, yeah, it was rot ... his tail fin was almost down to the webbing. There were no chunks missing and the parts that were left were really ragged.

Its 3:30pst and he is doing laps around the top his tank. Its pretty dark (all the lights are off sans the TV) in the living room. I'm not sure if they patrol at night or what. I do know that they at least need to have some rest at some point lol.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #6 
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LOL! I know how that feels with the massive cleanout... ;) I'd think you'd have covered it all though, that method worked for me. :)

Nice tank, and good luck with Popsicle! :)
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