Originally Posted by nel3
thank you, how much of his original tail area is left so far since he started blowing it? so far ive been feeding all 3 fish frozen BW for the past 4 days and the rest were pellets. Nelliel's tail has stopped for the time being with 2 episodes worth 10-15% loss total. i noticed that last month he did that i didnt give that many BW during the tome the tail was blowing so i think the extra protein is doing quite well. i hope it continues to go well *crosses fingers*. im not very superstitious but this is one of thefew exceptions for me.
Oh, it heals over fairly quickly. I have since moved him into an uncycled tank so I can change the water often. He would blow out around 30%, then heal all of it back before blowing out again. I assume if it's from over flaring, there is a "maximum" that they can flare at, so they can't rip it more than the maximum.