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post #1 of 3 Old 06-15-2011, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Bacterial fin rot - treat or not treat the tank?

With good water quality, will bacterial fin rot clear up without treating the entire tank?
I have two long-fin bristlenose plecos with bacterial fin rot. They are new additions to my tank and I believe the shipping stress has triggered the problem. No other inhabitants of the tank have the fin rot. It's a planted 55 gallon, pH is 7.0, zero ammonia, 20ppm nitrate, 0 nitrites.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-25-2011, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Resolved it myself

No replies, but thanks for looking....
Anyway, I did daily water changes for a week with no additional treatment. Fin issues cleared up, I suspect it was shipping stress.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-26-2011, 11:33 PM
I'm glad it resolved on it's own. Good luck with your new plecos.
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