So I know I haven't been on in a while. Dynamo and I had been having some trouble with finrot. Well, he's better now. He lost quite a bit of fin along the way, but he's now a happy, healthy fish! He has all his color and energy back, he's eating again, he isn't hiding away in his log 24/7.
But here's something I don't quite understand, and I'm hoping someone may help me out here. A short while after my last visit to the forums, my dad said I wasn't allowed to change the fish's water anymore. This horrified me since, from what I understand, finrot is caused by dirty water. I tried to explain that to him, but he thought maybe I was changing the water to often. So for the past month I have not touched Dynamo's water...
At first, Dynamo looked worse, then he held steady for a bit, not worse, but not better. Then he start to slowly improve.
If dirty water is the cause for finrot, can you tell me how, with a month without water changes, he got better?
I was thinking, and about the same time I started having problems was about the same time that the water plant changed something with their water, though I don't know what. But during the onset of finrot, Dynamo had an internal bacterial infection. At first I thought the finrot was a result from him being sick. Now my family and I are wondering, could the plant have put something in the water that a conditioner doesn't take out?
I want to make sure I don't have more problems like this in the future as for awhile there, I thought I was going to lose him. I do have to change the water at some point, and we were thinking of buying a bunch of those 1 gallon jugs to store water and set out for a couple weeks for his water changes.