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Old 06-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #1 
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Permanently clamped fin? No rot!

My male VT had a really terrible case of fin rot a number of weeks ago (that's what I get for leaving him in the care of others when I'm away!). He was practically fin-less at the worst point.

He's so much better how- has great dorsal, ventral, and pec fins. The only issue is his tail fin. It's short and clamped, and doesn't seem to be growing, despite the fact that his other fins are all growing. When he flares at his own reflection or the females he can see through his tank, everything gets big and impressive except the tail fin.

He's kept in 2.5 gallons at 75 degrees; under a lamp; full water changes once a week with Nutrafin, Stress-Zyme, and Bettafix; eating four pellets per day.

Everything else is good- he's happy, active, bubble nesting normally, etc.

How can I fix his tail fin?!
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:22 PM   #2 
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hmmm i hear garlic juice is something that can help.... i have never tried it but im trying to get some more info... i need to use it on one of my fish... if i get anymore info. i can share it with you
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:37 PM   #3 
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I would do daily 100% water changes for a week to ten days, then 3 times a week 100% water changes thereafter.
Adding some live foods can also help his overall health and healing
Often the fin will not look the same or grow back to the way they once looked, all depending on how bad and how much of the rays are involved as well as age of the fish.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #4 
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Thanks both of you! I'll do the frequent changes and see how it goes. The damage was pretty extensive, so we'll see. Everything else looks better than ever, just not the tail fin. Poor little guy. He's about a year and a half now.
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