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Old 04-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #1 
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Anal Fin Tear

Rick my HMPK recently got a tear in his anal fin, about halfway down.
I believe it was after the water change I did today (50% 2.5g lightly planted sand 1 smooth ornament 2 baby pond snails 1 assassin snail).

He is showing no signs of stress except at night when he is sleeping he has clamped fins. He is active with no signs of finrot. I feed him freeze dried foods switching it up almost every day. Mysis, BloodWorms, Daphina.

His tank is at a constant 78+- 2 noramally sitting around 80, the tank is unfiltered.

Anyways I assume the small tear was from the current from the water change, but what should I keep my eye out for.
There is noting in the tank with sharp edges except maybe the top of the thermometer.

I use a turkey baster to vaccum out his tank.
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I don't know what caused it (I doubt it was the water change), but pretty much the only thing you need to do for ripped fins is clean, warm water. Also, freeze dried foods aren't the best.
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I don't know what caused it (I doubt it was the water change), but pretty much the only thing you need to do for ripped fins is clean, warm water. Also, freeze dried foods aren't the best.
I have no idea what caused the tear, its very small. Maybe he ran into the back of the assassin snail or something.

Ive been looking for a high quality pellet, they are just a little hard to find. When I'm home from school Ill likely start feeding live food. Im kind of weary of pellet foods because of all talk about them, I dont know exactly which one is best.
I hear some have bad additives etc.
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