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post #11 of 16 Old 04-21-2013, 10:16 PM
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fin rot sets in when a fish is being picked on and dirty water. reduce ammonia by water changes and/or addition of Prime

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post #12 of 16 Old 04-21-2013, 10:58 PM
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I have a 20 gallon and a 29 gallon. My 29 has goldfish, so I see why there's ammonia but my 20 is mostly guppies. I have a gravel vaccum and it works great with the gravel in the 29 but I recently changed my 20 to sand. It is titanium moon sand and the vacuum doesn't seem to suck up the poop... But I'm working with that. I heard that anymore than 35% water change is dangerous. Also I don't have that much water, I'd have to go to the store a lot more to get more. I use spring water from water and ice.


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There's nothing dangerous about changing water over any certain amount unless you water in the tank is really fowled. Then you need to do multiple small water changes over the course of a couple of days. If you keep it clean from the get go then larger water changes are fine. I do 50% water changes in all my tanks every week.

May I ask why spring water and not tap water??

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May I ask why spring water and not tap water??



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Sorry, sent on accident. Well I've always used spring water, it's what we drink. This way I don't have to mess with any conditioners and I feel it's safer. I've had fish for 5 years now so I think it's working :) and that way I can just have the jugs and all.


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Spring water maybe too soft for Goldfish or Guppies for that matter also is this "fin rot" or damage in just the Guppy tank or in both tanks. I still say more water changes more water volume will help bring your tank(s) back to where they need to be and a test kit to monitor it.

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Well I've only noticed it on my guppies. All other fish seem fine. My goldfish have no damage to fins, how ever my ones that are usually orange are getting a few while scales, they are too old to be naturally changing color I'm sure, one is 5 and the other is 7.


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