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broken1 09-21-2011 10:05 PM

torn fins
 
What is the best way to grow back torn fins?

Romad 09-21-2011 10:29 PM

Very clean water goes a long way in healing. Other than that, maybe a small amount of Melafix to ward off secondary infection. Some people use a little AQ salt to boost immunity/electrolytes.

It depends on whether your fish can tolerate any salt. Most can but I think cories are sensitive to it. I don't really use it so I'll let someone else chime in on that one to be sure.

broken1 09-21-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 835337)
Very clean water goes a long way in healing. Other than that, maybe a small amount of Melafix to ward off secondary infection. Some people use a little AQ salt to boost immunity/electrolytes.

It depends on whether your fish can tolerate any salt. Most can but I think cories are sensitive to it. I don't really use it so I'll let someone else chime in on that one to be sure.

the torn fins are due to the shipment of my arowana(no cory's in the tank)

k19smith 09-22-2011 02:03 AM

I second the above post clean water being #1, melafix could be used or pure tea tree oil is what I use just to prevent infection. What other fish are in the tank? I myself like to use salt but it will depend on your tank mates. Are you trying to treat a small area or the entire 560g?

broken1 09-22-2011 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k19smith (Post 835631)
I second the above post clean water being #1, melafix could be used or pure tea tree oil is what I use just to prevent infection. What other fish are in the tank? I myself like to use salt but it will depend on your tank mates. Are you trying to treat a small area or the entire 560g?

The other tank mates are a couple of goldfish that I could not catch to get them out, A couple of silver dollars, and a couple of channel cats I think(I know they should not be in this tank but I was misinformed what they were when I bought them and now I cant get them out) and yes it is the 560g that I am trying to treat.

And my water perameters are perfect but I still do plan on a water change today.

broken1 09-22-2011 12:58 PM

I am getting conflicting results, what is the right amount of salt to use in a freshwater tank?

k19smith 09-22-2011 01:41 PM

It's going to depend on what kind of salt your using, I use 1/2 cup per 55 gallons of rock salt or ice cream salt. I have no idea how your other fish are going to react to salt.


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