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Old 08-23-2012, 11:41 AM   #1 
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tail tear?

my fish horton tore his lower caudal fin(correct me if im wrong im still really bad at identifying fins and such) completely up to his body about a week ago. he is a tail biter and had been doing it excessively around that time but calmed down after i cleaned out everything in his 2.5 gal tank. the tear doesnt seem to be affecting him in any way and ive been keeping him in warm clean water, but im wondering since the tear is all the way up if i should be treating him with AQ salt.
this is a picture of him before he tore it with an idea of where its torn.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #2 
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If he's not showing signs of anything just keep his water warm & clean. The fin will repair itself but it can take some time. Keep an eye out & if anything changes then you can think about treating but IMO it's best to stay away from meds (including salt) if at all possible.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:00 PM   #3 
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Very pretty fish!
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #4 
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thank you! i was very surprised when i saw him at petco and i couldnt leave without him! but i think being so pretty takes a toll on him cause hes always biting his tail :/
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