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Old 09-24-2009, 07:50 AM   #1 
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Possible fin rot & another issue with my new fish.

So I got Sam yesterday from a store, and today my brother said he looked lifeless, so we had a good look, and he has the below spot on him. I think he has fin rot because his tail etc is curling at the ends. I've never really had fish before, and my brother while having a large tropical tank, hasn't really dealt with Siamese fighters. We've got some Melafix, but I don't know if its the right thing or what.

Please help little Sam.

This was him yesterday when I got him (same side)


This is him tonight (had him 24hours now), I've just moved him so I can clean his tank.


I'm also about to give his tank a clean, and hope that helps a bit as well.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:48 PM   #2 
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So, I have cleaned out his tank, however today he has what seems like a white film over him, and he is floating vertically. I could really do with some help, as I've only had one fish before, which my brother looked after.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:58 PM   #3 
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It sounds like some type of fungus to me. Try using some Jungle Fungus Clear.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:24 PM   #4 
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Didn't Merlin have the same thing? I think Vikki will be able to help ;)
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:33 PM   #5 
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Yes, I think Merlin did have some sort of fungus or white stuff on him.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:39 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the help guys. Sadly Sam passed away this morning, I can't believe how quickly it all happened. :(
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:45 PM   #7 
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Oh, no!! I'm so sorry about Sam! RIP Sam.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #8 
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oh nooo :( sorry!
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:06 AM   #9 
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Thanks guys :) My brother got me some new gravel and a new fish the same day. I think Sam was just sick when I got him cos the new one (Sammy, lol I had to keep with the Supernatural names!) has already built a bubble nest!

I'm still sad that I couldn't save Sam :(
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