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Old 12-24-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Ocelleris Clown ?'s

I have 2 of these little guys. One is doing great. The other was nearly nipped to death by my Blue Damsel and my Coral Banded Shrimp (which are no longer in the tank).

They seem to be doing ok and they swim normally. They spend most of their time playing in the current coming out of the powerhead.

One of them is completely missing its dorsal fin and the bottom half of its tail fin and the pectoral fins are pretty ragged.
What can I do the help it get its fins back?
Is there any risk of complications from this?


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Old 12-24-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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Be watchful for redness and/or white tuff's. Both would be signs of infection setting in. Do a few good sized water changes with well aged/aerated SW and feed with a quality vitamin high in [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym] and the clown should recover just fine. The fin should heal properly where bone was not damaged. Bone damage will typically not grow back properly but flesh and cartilage will.

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