11-04-2011, 03:35 PM
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Symptoms of finrot are: Split, ragged or stumpy fins, often with a white edge to them. concurrent infections with cotton-wool like disease may arise.
Occurrence of disease:
occours in fish that are in poor conditions for some reason. Recent importation, rough handling, fighting - especially 'fin nipping' - overcrowding, incorrect water conditions and poor feeding will all predispose fish to finrot.
using suitable proprietary aquarium antibacterial usually cures most outbreaks. adding some aquarium salt may be useful in preventing finrot in some freshwater fish such as livebearers that normally live in brackish water environments (e.g. guppies & mollies). Antibiotics or similar antibacterials may be used to control persistent cases.
Info copied from: The Manual of Fish Health by Dr Chris Andrews, Adrian Exell & Dr Neville Carrington