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Old 05-18-2011, 08:51 AM   #11 
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nevermind, I posted that, then saw your reply.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #12 
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Ok, in a 5 liter bowl you should really be doing water changes daily. If you want to do fewer water changes, you will need to get him a larger home, at least 10 liters. He most likely has fin rot due to poor water conditions.

To treat him, perform 100% water changes daily combined with Aquarium Salt at 1tsp/gal. Remember to replace the salt after each water change but do not continue salt treatment for more than 10 days. Continue to do daily 100% water changes until you get him a larger home.

Stress Zyme is not very helpful in a tank that cannot cycle (it is impossible to cycle a 5 liter tank). Stop using the Stress Zyme, instead use the dosage on the Stress Coat that is for repairing slime coat and regrowing fins.
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Not the best quality....but this is a shot of his tail.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #14 
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yeaaaahhhh, that looks like fin rot...or ammonia poisoning.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #15 
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I guess the black end isn't his normal colour, so it's an extreme case of fin-rot..

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Extremely extreme! That's what 3 months of doing in a bowl with little water changes will do to ya!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:20 AM   #17 
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Right, that is a VERY bad case of fin rot. You need to get on those 100% daily water changes with salt asap or he could develop body rot and die. Add the stress coat at the higher dosage. It wouldn't hurt to up the salt concentration to 1 tblsp/gal either...
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:35 AM   #18 
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Right, that is a VERY bad case of fin rot. You need to get on those 100% daily water changes with salt asap or he could develop body rot and die. Add the stress coat at the higher dosage. It wouldn't hurt to up the salt concentration to 1 tblsp/gal either...
Is it OK to add the salt all at once, or when starting treatment should you add it in gradually? (new fish, when he started swimming yesterday, clearly has beginning fin rot ....).

OP, how is your fish doing?

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Old 05-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #19 
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Since the fish appears to be weak already, I would do the change gradually. Do a 100% water change, then add 1/2 a tablespoon, wait 12 hours then add the other half. Make sure you dissolve the salt in a separate container of dechlorinated water then pour it into the tank. Then you can add a full tablespoon after each daily 100% water change...
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