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Old 09-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
 
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Question torn fin

My male guppy (macho man) has what looks like a tear in his tail fin. It looks like it tore. Will it heal on its own? All of my water params are good, 0,0,10. Should I do anything special?

I read you can add salt when that happens but I have cories!!!

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
 
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There is always a chance of infection, but most times they will just heal on their own.
Keep a close eye on him for any signs of illness. For now, I would just try to fit in some extra water changes.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
 
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Lots of clean water is probably the best prescription. Fish are very good at healing themselves if they get the chance.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:08 PM   #4
 
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i agree with Ghreed...........clean water and more water changes......dont add salt........keep an eye on your other fish and make sure he is not getting nipped at while healing
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:52 AM   #5
 
My Oscars fins were torn badly by my JD and they actually healed overnight after the JD was taken out.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
 
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Thanks much
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
 
did he die?
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