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Old 03-25-2012, 08:02 PM   #11 
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clamped fins

If your fish's tail doesn't open up after a few weeks in nice clean, warm water, you might try what I did. One of my VTs had that on his tail & fins, otherwise completely healthy. After a few weeks, I decided it wasn't going to go away (tried flaring him every day, no change). So, at one water change, I gently laid him on a smooth surface and rubbed the end of his tail/fins between my thumb & forefinger until the clamped part opened up. Now some pieces of the tail between the rays will come off, but those will grow back. When the tail grew back in about a week, it looked as good as new.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #12 
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OKay, I will keep an eye open for the plant! He's in love with it, no damage yet though!

@ SwimmR I was thinking the same thing! I will definaetly do that on wednesday for his water change!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #13 
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Look at that cute little grumpy face, oh gosh, I could just diiie
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #14 
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I would wait to do the finger-rubbing thing for several weeks for two reasons. One is, it could get better on its own with warm water and daily flaring. Two is, it's very stressful for the fish, so I'd make sure the fish was in absolutely tip-top happy shape before adding anything this stressful. I did it about 6 weeks after the clamping occurred (during a power outage where the water got too cool).
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #15 
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OK thanks!
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