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Old 07-03-2010, 03:55 PM   #1 
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Tail rot Possibilities

So I woke up to feed Napoleon today and his tail looked shredded. I knew that had to be fin rot. The petstore said the params were fine and gave me something called quick cure. I also put in like 1/4 a teasopoon of salt in. He's still very active and eats normally. I don't want it to progress further is there anything else I should be doing to make sure he recovers.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:00 PM   #2 
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What size is the tank, filtration, how much and how often are the water changes and when was the last one, water temp?

I don't like to medicate until I know for sure what is going on (I don't use OTC meds anyway), the best medication IME/O is clean dechlorinated water from water changes.
Using the wrong dosage of salt or any medication can cause resistant pathogens/parasite, as well as using it too long or not long enough
Be careful medicating with too many things at one time.

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Old 07-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #3 
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2 gal
theres an undergravel filter which i don't like but can't afford a new one
water changes are 50% twice a week last one was wednesday.
Think another one would be wise?
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Sounds like a good set-up and with a filter- twice weekly 50% are good, but since you are having fin issue you need to increase the regular water changes to three a week to prevent problems once you get him healed up. Make sure to remove any uneaten food and do a weekly deep vacuum on the UGF to keep it working better.
Have you done a 100% lately, on the smaller tanks with UGF sometimes it can be hard to vacuum the gravel good to keep the UGF working properly to do its job.

Since you have started Quick cure, I would follow the direction on the label, however, before any treatment started- a water change should be done.
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Haven't done 100% lately. I think after the three days it said on the label I'll do 100% and swish the gravel ect.
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Anyone know how to tell when you've stopped the infection? I havent seen any fin regrowth yet but I hear that takes a long time.
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