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Old 10-13-2021, 09:01 AM   #1
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Angel fish with badly damaged fins

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I recently found a new aquarium supply shop and last time I was there I saw a beautiful big koi Angel. It was in a small tank with at least 6 or more silver dollars and was being constantly attacked by them. Anyway Iíve got it home with me and in a tank with a few (5)goirami, (7)tetra, (3)clown loach and (3)Corys. Itís a 3ft tank. The Angel seems happy, very cruise-ie, however it has had most of its fins bitten off and I can see scuff marks on its body. It seems to struggle at feeding time, going for food but missing it or being to slow. Is there anything I can do or should be doing to help this poor chap recover? Will his fins grow back? Should I isolate him in a cushier tank temporarily? Advice please and Thankyou!

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Quarantining new fish is always a good idea, especially if there might be a health issue.

Last time i had a beat up angelfish, she went into a QT, kept to herself, daily water changes to keep water pristine, treated water with Esha2000, good as new in a week or so. The pristine water is the most beneficial thing you can do to help things heal up.
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Quarantining at this point would not only benefit the beaten angel recover but also your fish in case it has a disease from the previous tank it came from.
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Thankyou for your replies, I have set up a hospital tank. Will it’s fins grow back? And how long will that take, roughly? Should I be adding anything to the hospital tank water…like stress coat?
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Fins will grow back. Pristine water quality will help. Daily water changes. Not being stressed by other fish. You need to add water conditioner whenever you change water, stresscoat is a water conditioner. Medication that helps with bacterial issues will help with preventing infection to damaged fins, but clean water will be most beneficial. Something like melafix. Give it a couple of weeks and see if things improve.
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