Is fin and tail rot isolated
I'm back with another question.
I have been treating one of my fish for tail rot. I have him in a QT tank and he is doing quite well. In fact, I'm getting ready to put him back in my regular tank tomorrow: :-D
Unfortunately, I found another fish dead today. When inspecting him, it looks like he suffered from tail rot too. I'm not sure how I didn't see this as I have been looking at my fish everyday and checking for issues.
Anyway, my question is this: Since I now have had two fish with tail rot, should I treat the entire tank? I have visually inspected all my fish that are left in the tank and see NO visual signs of fin/tail rot or distress.
I am also treating the large tank for Ick. The last treatment was 2 days ago. I will be doing a water change and adding my charcoal back tonight
I have a 60 gallon tank.
8 lemon tetras
4 serape tetras
3 upside down cats
2 mollys (one in QT tank)
1 mystery snail (in it's own tank due to toxicity of ick treatment)
Ammonia 0.25 (same as tap water)
Thanks for your thoughts.
if you dont see any signs of more rot, then i would hold off on treating for it. However, if it does come back on any one of your fishes, i would treat the tank as a whole.
It that tank is still OK, however, I have decided to treat my other Molly for an additional 5 days. Although he seems to be doing well, his tail is still not looking great and his body at the base by his tail is white (he is a black molly) I fear he didn't get the best treatment because I went out of town after treating him for 3 days so he had 3 treatments, 2 days off and 2 more treatments. I'm just going to repeat the 5 days.
Thanks again for the advice.
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