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Old 07-27-2009, 11:50 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Help! Broken Fin!

Alright guys. What do I do? We transferred Zachary over to clean his tank and I noticed that a little bit of one of his fins on his tail has been torn and is laying on the bottom of the bowl. My daughter is worried that he is going to get sick and die. Considering we had such bad luck with the first fish she has been extra worried about this one.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:27 PM   #2 
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You'll want to make sure it heals well. Keep the water very clean and try giving salt baths to help with the healing. Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:32 PM   #3 
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It might be fin rot.

Are his fins like consistently disappearing with bits at the button of the tank? Or is it not changing at all?

But anyway, to help make sure nothing infects his wounded fins, get aquarium salt and give him a salt bath :S
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:49 PM   #4 
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I'd start with frequent water changes (every other day) and salt baths for a week. If it progresses look to medications, If not then keep that up until he is back at full health.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #5 
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I'll try the salt bath for him. I'm thinking what happened was that it might have gotten torn or something as my daughter was trying to get him out of his tank with the net. He was fighting her really hard this time for some reason. As of right now he doesn't seem to be having any ill effects from it. But, I'm not really sure what to watch for either. Could ya'll help me out with that? I really can't even see which one the piece came off of. Thanks a bunch!
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