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post #1 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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fin rot? plz help

Is it fin rot?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 05:58 AM
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super clean water. 50% water changes 2 x a week. The natural healing process takes a long time compared to how quick the damage was done.

Now think, finrot is due to stress... what caused it? Think long and hard and eliminate that cause or that fish is doomed

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 06:34 AM
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I can't tell what it is by the picture as it could as easily be nipped fins. What other fish are in the tank?

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 10:17 AM
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Assuming the issue is the centre potion of the caudal fin (tail fin), there is no sign of fin rot.

Nipping may be involved, and Jeff asked for more data on the tank including other fish, so that will help.

Other things can also cause this. But without data we are just guessing.

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have 6 angels 3 lyretail swordtails and 2 emerald catfish nobody get bullied in my tank its a 75 gallon planted not many but some and working on getting more
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 10:46 AM
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I have 6 angels 3 lyretail swordtails and 2 emerald catfish nobody get bullied in my tank its a 75 gallon planted not many but some and working on getting more
I don't know that fin nipping comes across necessarily as bullying... it's just a light snack. Swordtails could do that if they were all males... no females to pester.

On a separate note, only because I don't have any experience with fin rot, I'd suggest adding more cats. They really should have 6 or more.... and in a 75, the more the merrier. I have nine Emeralds in my 37gallon. I'd have more but I'm bumping my fish loading once they all grow up.

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post #7 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Oh trust me if i could get more i would nobody aroubd me has them the ones i have were the only 2 my lfs had and cant get more =[ and my sword tails are 1 male 2 female so i dont think its them ...i have no fungus i do 25% w/c every sunday what should i do aboyt the tail splitting?
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 10:55 AM
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The "nipping" may well be from the angels themselves, or the swordtails. This may be physical "biting," or it may be due to stress without any actual physical interaction. Fins will split due to stress. I have had it occur within characins.

There is no fin rot here, as I mentioned previously.

And I agree, increase the catfish, they ned a group of five, and three more will be fine.

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 11:35 AM
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Are there pieces missing or is it just split? How many have this? Just the one, some or all?

I had to order my catfish, wild caught from Peru. I doubt there are any tank raised. My LFS manager keeps them, knew what I was talking about, really liked them and brought in 50.

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Just split and this is the only one
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