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Old 09-25-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Red streaks on fish fins - will they fade in perfect water?

I rescued a fish from the pet store.
He is in a quarantine tank.

Anyways, when I bought him, he had red streaks in his tail.
Otherwise, he was perfectly fine.

I was wondering, will the red streaks go away on their own (in perfect/clean water) or do I still need medication ??

My tanks are extremely perfect - always perfect water - (zero ammonia, zero nitrite etc..)

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Red streaks are a sign of infection it needs to be treated with antibiotics-Anne

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I agree. Good water quality is always essential because it helps the fish fight the infection, instead of the fish fighting bad water instead. A healthier fish will be more able to fight it off. However, I would still treat with an antibiotic.

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Antibiotics are overused. Keep your water parameters in check and let nature do its work. I have no doubt he will come out fine.
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