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Old 02-13-2010, 08:28 PM   #1 
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Fin rot treatment

I treated Whiskey with Maracyn plus for fin rot on his dorsal and anal fin. Tomorrow is the last dose of three. It seems a little better but it's not gone completely. He still has a couple of bloody spots on the tips and his dorsal is almost completely transparent except for the rays. Should I give him one more course?

His water is fine. I tested today and it's 0,0,5 which is what it usually is. I change 20% once or twice in a week and his tank is cycled and filtered.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:44 PM   #2 
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I would wait a few days and treat him again if he isn't showing any improvement.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:42 PM   #3 
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Okay, thanks Drama. :)
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You're welcome! :)
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:26 PM   #5 
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It doesn't look much better today. The tissue isn't gone it's just so clear you almost can't see it. I took a couple of pics so that I can compare them rather then rely on my eyes, which trick me. Tested his water again (0,0,5) yesterday and did a small change (20%).

I tried aquarium salt originally when they looked like they were growing transparent and the next day the blood spots showed up. I dissolved the salt first so I'm sure I didn't burn him. I'm kinda at a loss. He's been like this for two weeks now. (Oh and his yellow water is from driftwood, it's not dirty. :D)

I upped the saturation on this one so you can see the blood better and you can see how transparent his dorsal is compared to the rest of his fins.




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Old 02-15-2010, 07:06 PM   #6 
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I was looking at older pictures of him and his dorsal doesn't look any more transparent then it did when I got him but it's really hard to know for sure. To be on the safe side, is there anything else that presents as bloody streaks in the fins? I know, I'm kinda over-stressing over this but I'm not sure what's wrong with him. Lol.

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Here's one taken tonight. I need fresh eyes to tell me if he's lost finnage.

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This morning the blood streaks in his anal fin look bigger/longer. I started him back on Maracyn Plus.
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The only thing I can think of that causes bloody streaks is septicemia.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:52 PM   #9 
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So I might need Maracyn 2 in that case? I'll finish this run of Maracyn plus and see what happens. Last time I left the carbon in because the bottle said to maintain normal filtration. This time I ripped the blue pad off the carbon and I'm just using the pad. He's not showing any other signs of illness. He's active, he's eating and his scales look fine.
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I just read a little bit about septicemia in a book that I have and listlessness, swelling and popeye are some of the symptoms.
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