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    Signs of Fin Rot

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    zeketaz

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    Signs of Fin Rot

    Post by zeketaz on Sat May 28, 2011 12:36 am



    What is Fin Rot? Well it's a bacterial infection.

    What causes Fin Rot? Usually occurring in weakened fish, most often because of poor tank conditions. Also physical damage or parasites can cause it.

    What are some symptoms?
    *First signs are milky white areas appearing in the fish’s fins or tail, particularly around the edges
    *The fins get a ragged appearance from the disease eating the tissue
    *The disease eventually eats away all the clear fin membrane leaving just the fin rays
    *Fin Rot that has affected the tail is also called Tail Rot, and can spread to the body

    How to treat Fin Rot
    *Do a couple large 20-50% water changes with clean, aged water. Suck up as much debris and detritus as possible. Check and clean all filters and clean gravel well. Check for tank bullies.
    *If caught early enough you can use Melafix. Treatments designed for aquariums and ponds should be safe if used as directions say.
    *You can also treat with off-the-shelf antibiotics. Ask for a treatment that’s effective against gram negative organisms – there are several, which are sold under different names

    How to prevent Fin Rot
    *Set tank up properly
    *Sensibly stocked
    *Preform regular water changes (25% a month or 10-20% weekly)

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    FishVixen
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    Re: Signs of Fin Rot

    Post by FishVixen on Sat May 28, 2011 9:58 am

    great article
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    Fern
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    Re: Signs of Fin Rot

    Post by Fern on Sat May 28, 2011 6:46 pm

    cheers Very well written!

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