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Fin rot or bleeding fin?

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by George Duke-Cohan, May 23, 2020 at 1:24 PM.


  1. George Duke-Cohan

    George Duke-Cohan PetForums Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I am at a loss on this one. My fish (black neon tetra) has a red fin, also maybe signs of fin rot? I don't know. I have just done a 3 day meds cycle with a 25% water change today.

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    Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 20 ppm. Tank size 40 liters, filtration is a dual sponge filter rated at being able to filter 140 l/h.
    Temp is 25.3 degrees. Heavily Planted and is stocked with the following

    10 blue carbon rili shrimp
    2 black neon tetra
    2 dwarf puffer

    All other fish seem healthy, only that one has any signs of being unwell. I have included a picture to help.
     

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  2. LinznMilly

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    I know it's difficult, but can you get a clearer picture?
    What have you been treating the tank with?
     
  3. George Duke-Cohan

    George Duke-Cohan PetForums Member

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    So I have been using API Melafix and API Primafix because of the new fish I got.

    I shall try and get a clear photo for you.
     
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    George Duke-Cohan PetForums Member

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    is this ok?
     

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    Yup, looks like the beginnings of fin rot.

    Carry out an additional 50% water change, removing any remaining Melafix and Pimafix duo. Add salt at a rate of 1 teaspoon per 5 litres. Start additional,daily water changes of 50%, replacing the amount of salt removed each time to keep salanity stable. Continue for 2 weeks or until the fish starts to improve.

    OR.

    Quarantine him and carry out the above treatment that way.
     
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    Kinda freaking out right now. I think my tank is having an outbreak of something. Here is a picture of my EBR with green looking stuff on his gills. Not sure what is going on. I may start a 7 day long treatment plan. Using both API Melafix and API Primafix, I shall add some salt as well. I need to order some activated carbon to remove the meds later on. I have no clue what I am dealing with.
     

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    George Duke-Cohan PetForums Member

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    Also I have this, I found it on Amazon and got it just encase my puffer had a parasite. .. not sure if it will help with anything else. I only want to use it as a last resort due to how harmful it is to me.
     

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    Is it me, the picture, or is he losing colour? The lower half of his body looks considerably whiter than the dorsal half.

    Are the parameters the same as in the 40ltr?

    Be careful not to combine meds. Melafix and Pimafix are OK to use together, even recommended to increase their overall effectiveness. But generally speaking, you need to remove one lot of meds before starting on another.

    What else do you have at hand?
     
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    REMOVED OLD INFO
     
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    False alarm. So I woke up today and turned my light on, after a few min Stan my EBR seemed to be coloured up fine. The green stuff seems to of gone which is odd. I shall still use meds (only Primafix), just to be safe.
     
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    Fish do blanch overnight, but it's usually systemic - not patchy like in the picture.

    Don't medicate if you don't know what you're medicating for. Especially if symptoms have disappeared.
     
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