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Old 06-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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guppy got attacked.

One of my beautiful male guppies got attacked and most of his long beautiful tail fins are gone, will they grow back and will he be okay?
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He should be fine as long as you keep the water clean as clean water will aid in quicker healing. Your problem is who did the attacking and if it will happen again.
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The fish that did the attacking is being rehomed today.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:34 AM   #4
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If the fins are simply torn you shouldn't worry. However, if it appears that the base of the tail (where the fin meets the body) is injured you need to isolate and treat the guppy.
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Your Male Guppy

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One of my beautiful male guppies got attacked and most of his long beautiful tail fins are gone, will they grow back and will he be okay?
Hello 00...

The damage to your Guppy's tale is likely permanent. But, the good news is, he'll stay healthy if you remove him or the source of his injury. Keep the water pure with large, regular water changes and add some frozen foods to his diet.

Guppys aren't the best community tank fish. Most fish, even small ones, will make a target of the fancy tail. I've found I can only keep Corydoras (the little cats) with Guppys.

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