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Thread: Fin rot

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    Well, I came home tonight and the webbing in between the "spikes" of part of Courtier's bottom fin was missing...making it look like part of the bottom fin was a couple of hairs.

    He'd had a small hole in that fin for over week, but it wasn't getting bigger or smaller.

    I had some leftover Tri-Sulfa, so I put a dose in...
    for Tri-Sulfa, see http://www.aristopet.com.au/Library/...pha%20INFO.pdf

    I hope all will go well...

    Any other help would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by Nick_Pavlovski; 09-05-2007 at 12:25 PM.
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    just keep the water really clean. that way the bacteria that cause the rot cant survive

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    I'm doing weekly 25% changes - might do them twice a week instead.
    The Panda Corys are unaffected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Pavlovski
    I'm doing weekly 25% changes - might do them twice a week instead.
    The Panda Corys are unaffected.
    You might want to change out more water, like 50% twice a week. You really need to keep the water really clean when they have fin rot. If you don't see signs of regrowth pretty quick with the meds you're using you might try Maracyn-2 or Jungle Fungus Clear. I used both of those on Skarloey when he had fin rot. Couldn't tell you which one cured the fin rot but one of them did.
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    Be cautious using meds with corys, they are more sensitive than other fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkarloeysMom
    You might want to change out more water, like 50% twice a week. You really need to keep the water really clean when they have fin rot. If you don't see signs of regrowth pretty quick with the meds you're using you might try Maracyn-2 or Jungle Fungus Clear. I used both of those on Skarloey when he had fin rot. Couldn't tell you which one cured the fin rot but one of them did.
    I agree with SkarloeysMom. 25% water changes are really nothing very beneficial so instead of doing two unbeneficial water changes why not do one that really matters.

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    OK, I can do one tomorrow evening and probably another one monday-tuesday, at about 40%.

    Oh, and yes, I'm keeping a good eye on the Corys.
    Last edited by gm72; 09-06-2007 at 11:19 PM. Reason: 2 posts in a row
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    He's still cheerful and busy, which is a good thing. Another water change tomorrow.
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    Keep up the good work, sounds like you are on the right track!
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    A little bit of fin is growing back.

    Gonna do a couple more more water changes over the next 4 days, then go back to normal weekly changes.
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