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Old 01-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #11 
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Keep us updated I posted not long go about the same thing so ill be riding it out with you :)
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:49 PM   #12 
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thanks, nice to know I'm not alone with this problem.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:52 AM   #13 
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You're not alone. I noticed another little hole in my guys fin today...
Just don't know what to do!!! :(
I haven't started treating him yet have you?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #14 
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mermaid, what did you baffle your filter with?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #15 
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I used a lil filter foam to baffle it. silk plants and smooth stone thingy in his tank didn't rip or snag panty hose feel smooth. filter out take is square. also went to store and they don't know. Other fish at the store didn't have holes in their fins in their cups and now they have little holes in their tales two of them. It didn't look like tail biting to me but idk. Makes me think he could be tail biting?? Only other thing I can think of is the filter outtake. I tided tights around the out take to see if that makes a difference. Looks awful but idk what else to do. I found another hole in his tail this morning. little hole not as big but still. :( He's calmed down about his reflection but chases himself and spreads fins some. His holes look like the pics of your fish's julio
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not treated him or anything
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #17 
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Well I discovered the vase I had in his tank was rough coz I did the panty hose test and it snagged them.
So I think hopefully this will solve the problem, ill keep u updated.
I'm not sure if he tail bites we'll see what happens
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maybe he had been exposed to ammonia at the store or in transit. ammonia burns could weaken his fins enough that they would rip easier.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #19 
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i got him right when he came to the store. he came in blusih water. maybe amonia in transit?? idk. no new holes today but the hole in his tail got bigger longer. I hope this stops
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The bluish water was probably from methylene blue. It's a 'general cure-all' used by places like Petsmart when they ship the fish to their stores.

Ammonia is colorless. It would not tint the water at all.
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