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Old 10-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Torn fin!

I've just noticed tonight that my Banggai's left underneath fin is torn a little bit - it's got a small chunk missing out of it that was there before.

I think it may have happened earlier tonight during feeding time - I think they both got a bit excited and my clown may have nibbled on his fin by accident when going for the food. They get on great (have done for months) so it's likely to be an accident rather than anything malicious

Anyway, will his fin heal up do you think? If so, how long should it take?
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Old 10-04-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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I would soak the food in Selcon or Zoe to provide the necessary vitamins to help heal the wound faster. This will also help build the fishs' immunity system.

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Old 10-05-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Will the fish's immune system have been damaged by the tear then?
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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I am not sure, but the vitamins will help fight off any secondary infections that could occur if not treated.

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Cheers...

I've just looked at him tonight, and his fin seems to be 80% healed up (as opposed to 40% this morning!). Strange! ...
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You should keep a bottle of Melafix under your tank it works great and no soaking. It's made by aquarium pharmaceuticals
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If water parameters are good, then you should not have to worry too much about the tear.
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