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post #1 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Angelfish Tail fin off...

Hello there, on my 56 gal tank I have 7 juvenile Angelfish. Before I moved them to their now home, I noticed one of them was missing almost all its tail, not sure what happened.. will it grow back? and if so, how long will it take?
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 02:08 PM
it will depend on the fish involved and how much of its tail was lost.it will grow back but you must make sure it doesn't get a secondary infection or it could kill the fish. i would like to advise you to use a qt tank for the fish to heal a little if his tank mates are the ones that caused this.use a bit of genaral aid in the tank to aid in the healing process and ward off any infections.

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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I did a water change a couple days ago and gave the tank a little extra Stress Coat. the angels get along just fine among each other and since they are by themselves in the new tank I'm confident there will not be any more nipping, for the time being. Its tail is just a nub now but it looks like it might be starting to grow back
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 02:25 PM
well good luck with him/her keep the water clean and if the wounded part looks bad add meds. hopefully it will grow back just like it was before

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of meds? Other than Stress Coat?
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-17-2010, 02:34 PM
general aid is good but it will turn the tank green. i like the intrepet range as they are colorless.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-23-2010, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Well... I haven't done much to the tailless Angel since we last talked except the Stress Coat, food and love :) and it seems like the tail nub is rounding up and maybe starting to grow back..? There's no sign of infection or discomnfort. It swims and eats like any other. We'll see the outcome, and I'll try to take a picture of it.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-23-2010, 02:22 PM
well im happy you dint have to use meds cause meds can be stressfull to fish.good luck

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #9 of 16 Old 09-23-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, me too! I don't like meds unless very necesary. I even treat ick medicine free.
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-23-2010, 03:19 PM
wow do you use the heat or salt method?

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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