11-06-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CrazyFishLady
Some salt in there short term should be fine with those fish, but not necesarry, depending on what you mean by sore tail. If it's tail is tattered, clean water is the best medicine. I would do atleast 50% pwc every week. You can continue with melafix but I don't think salt will speed the healing.
I'm not sure whats caused it, they have regular water changes (once a week) and I'm sure it's not fin rot as there is no white edge to it and it doesn't appear tattered, I haven't seen other fish fin nipping, so really not sure whats causing it, has been on going for over 4 months now with his tail gradually shrinking, any ideas??? He doesn't appear unwell, no clamped fins etc and races round the tank happily and gobbles up his food quickly.