Good news and bad news.
good news- my dad just aquired a huge saltwater aquarium, and is transferring all ownership and responsibility of his 40 gallon freashwater to me :D It's got a pump and heater and filter and all, great for tropical, even some fish. this is where the bad news features.
bad news- he's got (sorry no scientific names) a good sized silver dollar fish, about 2-3 in hiqh, 2-3 in long, flat. a shark, 4-5 in long black with red fins, eats algae, and a school of scisortails (4 I think) all healthy except the smallest scissortail has litterally no fins.
I want to give it a recovery tank, and for some reason my dad already has a heater, filter, and pump for it. I might be able to get one from my neighbors or the upcoming neighborhood garage sale. My questions will
they grow back?
do they need special help?
would a small companion siscortail benifit the sick one at all?
I am verry worried as he is struggling to stay upright without dorsal and tail (uses the tiny stubs of arm fins) and now vulnerable to more attacks,