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Old 08-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #1 
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Fin nipping or fin rot??

Here is Eros' before and after. His fins changed completely overnight... is this fin nipping or fin rot? He is not lethargic, has been getting 100% daily water changes and I'm using API stress coat. Your help is greatly appreciated :)

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looks like biting to me.
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looks like biting to me.
even on his dorsal though?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #4 
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That is not from biting. Its too uniform, I have a tail biter and his fins are uneven and scraggly. This looks like a bacterial infection.

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here is a better pic of his fins
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the edges are pretty clean, do you have a filter? might be intake damage.

usually finrot is accompanied by other signs of illness and the fins tend to be clamped. its also extremely rare for finrot to remove this much fin overnight, aggressive finrot tend to make the fish very sick.

i could be wrong, here is an article on finrot that might help.

I would start by adding 1/2 tsp per gallon of aq. salt and bumping temps to 82 either way.

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the edges are pretty clean, do you have a filter? might be intake damage.

usually finrot is accompanied by other signs of illness and the fins tend to be clamped. its also extremely rare for finrot to remove this much fin overnight, aggressive finrot tend to make the fish very sick.

i could be wrong, here is an article on finrot that might help.

I would start by adding 1/2 tsp per gallon of aq. salt and bumping temps to 82 either way.
hmmm... he had no filter and had silk plants
I'll starting him on aq. salt
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So after a couple weeks of 100% daily water changes with stress coat and melafix, Eros stopped eating and is now having swim bladder problems... He has become very skittish and freaks out whenever you get close to his tank (bounces off the walls of the tank). Any suggestions?
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