09-03-2010, 11:51 AM
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I had exactly the same thing on one of my green barbs a few weeks back. Pectoral fin was barely there too. Like you, it was overnight. Once the other barbs realized that there was an injury they started picking at it. I moved him to a hospital tank and dosed daily with Melafix.
After two weeks it looked healed over so I added him back to the community tank. After a few days it was back to where I started. I don't know if I added him back too soon and the other guys got back to picking at the area but I ended up losing him. There was a hole where his fin used to be.
So, if you are able to keep him in a hospital tank for longer than I did, I would keep him in there for at least a month.
I hope you have better luck than I did. I really loved that fish :(
And it's nice to "see" you again.