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Old 08-27-2009, 12:13 AM   #1 
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Ollies tail fin split again :(

I noticed it yesterday after I had done a 50% water change.
What causes this to happen?!
He seems fine otherwise, now his vailtail is just split in two, I started him on another round of bettafix, not sure if I should just do it for 7 days again since it helped the last time this happened.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:09 AM   #2 
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same thing just happened to critter, i was so bummed. his tail was finally whole with no splits or holes, and then it split again. i ended up doing a salt bath, changing his water, and adding bettafix again and it's almost fully healed. do you have anything his tail can get snagged on?
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:37 AM   #3 
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Sometimes things like this just happen. I can happen while flaring, if it catches on something, etc.

Every once in a while it happens to my guys as well and is completely annoying but otherwise harmless. It should heal up quickly if it's just a long tear. I usually don't do a thing and it will heal in a few days....there's really no need to medicate as long as your water is clean. New growth is especially fragile so if he's recovering from fin rot his tail will be especially vulnerable for a while.
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No, he doesn't have fin rot, because other than the tear, his fins look normal. As far as the snagging, I'm not too sure, I do have media at the bottom of my tank that's not so smooth but I'm not sure what other media I could replace it with and if it would serve the same purpose as the media that came with the tank.
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