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Joe549 October 25th, 2009 11:45 AM

Fin Rot
I have a couple of goldfish that developed a fungus and fin rot. It appears that I have managed to cure up the fungus problem, both fish are doing better and are more active then what they were a few weeks ago however one of them also had fin rot and his tail fin is all but gone. Will this grow back or is it lost cause?

MyBirdIsEvil October 31st, 2009 07:16 PM

It kind of depends on the fish. I've seen fins grow back from extensive damage and come back from nearly being gone, and I've seen other fish whose fins just never came back and they weren't damaged that bad.

Keeping your water quality very high will raise the chance that the fins will come back in. They may not come back in as attractive as they were in the first place though. Damaged fins will often grow back kind of odd.

MARTYnBENTLEY November 16th, 2009 12:45 AM

maybe try melafix
we used melafix it has additives to de-stress the fish which helps the leat we had favorable results with it

clm December 11th, 2009 08:43 PM

melafix can coat the gills making it difficult for fish to breathe. I never use the stuff and never will.


MyBirdIsEvil December 14th, 2009 09:11 AM

[QUOTE=clm;860154]melafix can coat the gills making it difficult for fish to breathe. I never use the stuff and never will.


I agree. I've used it before and had nothing but problems. I follow the dosing instructions and still had it kill off biological bacteria (which it claims not to do - I think it may have suffocated them), and kill a couple of fish by causing respiratory issues. After adding it to a tank I noticed every single fish was breathing heavily and I ended up having to do a massive water change to get the stuff out of the tank. I have a whole gallon bottle that has only been used twice because I refuse to ever use it again.

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