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Old 12-16-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Possible fin rot? please help

I'm quite new to keeping tropical fish and yesterday I bought a red honey gourami from my local aquatic centre when I got home and put it in the tank I noticed some of its tail missing and was wondering if it might be fin rot?

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Yes looks like fin rot. Make sure you keep your water extra clean and you can get meds for it too. I try and solve everything with clean healthy water first just make sure it doesn't get worse.
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Yes looks like fin rot. Make sure you keep your water extra clean and you can get meds for it too. I try and solve everything with clean healthy water first just make sure it doesn't get worse.
Is there any chance if it spreading to my other fish?
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It's not uncommon for a fish from an LFS or LPS to have fin rot. It's not contagious, at least not in my experience. If your tank water has correct parameters (ammo, nitrItes & nitrAtes) & is kept clean the fin rot will heal.
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No you should be fine he'll get better
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