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redlessi 09-10-2009 06:26 PM

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!!!

Thanks much

Twistersmom 09-10-2009 06:33 PM

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.

Oldman47 09-11-2009 08:18 PM

Lots of clean water is probably the best prescription. Fish are very good at healing themselves if they get the chance.

Fishin Pole 09-11-2009 10:08 PM

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

EmoJellyfish 09-12-2009 08:52 AM

My Oscars fins were torn badly by my JD and they actually healed overnight after the JD was taken out.

redlessi 09-12-2009 09:13 AM

Thanks much

biokid101 09-26-2009 04:49 PM

did he die?

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