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post #1 of 12 Old 05-21-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Tetra rotting/eaten fin

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I have a black neon tetra in my tank that appears that his dorsal fin( the one on top, think thats right) is like kina eroded or eaten away, maybe rotting. Any ways, there is only the slightest bit left, his other fins have nothing wrong with them what so ever.

he seems to ave what looks like a scar in the middle of his body going vertically down and where his gills are it is redish

any ways here are some pics, sorry they arent very good, you know what its like try to take photos of fish







other than that he seems very happy and is swimming and eating well

Any help is appreciated
Many thanks :)
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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Hi atikin. It looks like your neon may have been in a scuffle and had his fin and body damaged. There may be a slight infection going on. The best treatment right now is keeping the water as clean as possible and adding a product like API Stress Coat or Kordon Fish Protector to help aid in healing. If the tetra's behavior changes and he loses his appetite or begins to hide and is lethargic, you may want to take him out and put him in a small hospital tank so he can't make the other fish sick and they can't pick on him.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-21-2013, 06:17 PM
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I would definitely do water changes. Its pretty close to his body so if it becomes infected it could lead to some very serious troubles.

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-22-2013, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much every one for your replies

Luckily I have some stress coat already in my cupboards :)

Will do a water change right away

Is a water change a day to much or not?

Thanks a ton every one, if it gets any worse ill move him in to another tank :)
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-22-2013, 01:18 AM
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You probably don't need to do a water change every day unless you isolate him into a much smaller tank. A small change every few days should be fine. :)
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-22-2013, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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You probably don't need to do a water change every day unless you isolate him into a much smaller tank. A small change every few days should be fine. :)
Great! thanks heaps!
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-23-2013, 05:32 PM
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Let us know how he does :) You'll probably have better luck then me when it comes to treating fish >.<

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-24-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Let us know how he does :) You'll probably have better luck then me when it comes to treating fish >.<
will do ha ha i wouldnt be too sure, i just had 2 fish randomly die a day after each other from 2 differant tank

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will do ha ha i wouldnt be too sure, i just had 2 fish randomly die a day after each other from 2 differant tank
At least you have this forum and all the knowledgeble people here. I had five goldfish in a ten gallon tank...with no filter for the first three months...with a heater set at 26C...and a less then 2 liter "quarantine" tank. One had pop-eye, dropsy,severe fin and body rot, septicemia, fungus, swim bladder, some kind of bacterial infection, and I think ich if I remember correctly. Dont worry, I cahnged their water every two weeks if I remembered!! *facepalm*

EDIT: And parasites, cant forget those...

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hello ,here's and update

He didn't get any better, in fact he has gotten worse

I have moved him into an isolation tank

is there anything else I can do to help him?

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