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Old 03-29-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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What to treat fin rot with??

My has had fin rot since I had him a few weeks ago, I've tried melafix and a week of salted water with no improvement.
I'm looking for what to try next, the only tank mates are chilli rasboras
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Anyone? I'll be goon out shopping soon so was hoping to pick something up
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Has it stopped rotting or is it still happening?
If its stopped but hasn't started growing back IMO just keep going with what your doing. IME it takes a while to actually start growing back once it stops rotting.
If its still rotting/falling off try myxazin.
http://www.waterlife.co.uk/waterlife/myxazin.htm
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From what I can see its getting worse, not loosing fins yet but he's got some clear spots which look like they may turn into small holes at least he's still eating and being friendly!
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Clear parts on the fins are usually new growth. They grow in clear then gain colour later. If you think it's getting worse try the myxazin because antibiotics aren't available in the UK.
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Ok thanks mumma these white areas are in the middle of his fins like little pin pricks
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What antibiotics would you recommend maybe I can get them online?
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What antibiotics would you recommend maybe I can get them online?
As far as I know you guys have stricter laws regarding fish medication than here in Aus. I'm not sure you'll be able to find any. Something like maracyn might work.
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Ok so I've got some myaxzin, will it be ok to add with the salty water or should I do a water change to get rid of it??
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Ok so I've got some myaxzin, will it be ok to add with the salty water or should I do a water change to get rid of it??
I would assume you can mix the two. The myxazin can be used on SW fish without issue.
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