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Old 07-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #1 
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Not again!

Shota developed fin rot again ): He was fine for a week but when I checked last night he had a few tears in his dorsal fin and when I woke up, some tears in his caudal fin, which so happen to be the same places he got them last time )':

I gave him a salt bath immediately when I first saw it, did a 75% water change and investigated his new silk plants and cut off any potential sharp points.

I don't know what to do, I'm leaving in two days to go on vacation and I really don't want to leave my father in charge of taking care of my fish, especially when he thinks they're better off dead when they're sick. I don't know anyone else who's willing to take the time to properly take care of Shota either.

I want to use medicine if it'll speed up the recovery process a little, but I know how you guys always recommend using a more natural way before consulting to meds.

)': What should I do? I don't want to come back to find my fish died...
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #2 
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Oh my god, it's really bad this time! His tail is being completely shredded!

I had to go out and get something and I was only gone for 2 hours and now half his tail is practically gone!!

What do I do?!

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Old 07-26-2009, 04:08 PM   #3 
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Ohh, I'm SO sorry!! Mine had really bad fin rot too. I just got my brother to take care of him. He did!!! I was gone for 2 weeks.

Maybe you have a friend who can care for him?
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #4 
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I've been asking around and so far no luck ):
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #5 
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I was told by another forum member that fin rot is bacterial and was advised to use Maracyn1 and 2 together. He said to use it when daily water changes don't seem to be enough. I'm going to try it whenever any of mine get fin rot.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #6 
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Maracyn 1 and 2 together? Okay, :O I'll try that and go out and get some tomorrow :S

I was just reading that bacterial fin rot usually never 100% goes away T~T;;; Although it's kind of scary to see it come back twice as bad as it did before...
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:49 AM   #7 
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I prefer ampicilin over the maracyn's for extreme cases, fin rot can also be fungal, there are many causes.

I usually do it in this order:

1) water changes and salt baths, if that does not work...

2) jungle fungus eliminator, if that fails

3) ampicilin.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #8 
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the ampicillin i ordered won't come in till sometime after i come back from vacation )':

his fin rot is getting better on his dorsal fin but on his caudal fin it's getting worst... He seems to be having a little trouble swimming...

I went and got Maracyn one, so I'm going to try try and use it in combination at least for the time being.

I found a friend that is willing to take care of him while I'm gone, so hopefully everything is going to be alright.

)': Uuuu I'm so worried...
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #9 
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I'm glad you got someone to take care of him. But, yeah, you can't help but worry when you have to leave them. I left mine in good hands for 2 weeks and I worried about them every day I was gone! lol
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:44 PM   #10 
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I'm leaving mine for 4 days in the wonderful hands of my mom. I know she'll take good care of my fishies, but I am so afraid that something will happen that wouldn't normally happen lol. I'm like constantly going over feeding instructions, plant food instructions, etc. I don't want to leave my baby :(
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