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Old 01-30-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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torn goldfish tail

I got a new goldfish and his tail is a little torn up. I didn't have the option of a quarantine tank, so I'm wondering what if anything I can/should do to prevent an infection or help him heal his tail.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Just keep the water as clean as possible.
How often do you typically do water changes/gravel vacs and how much water do you replace? It would help to do a 25% water change twice a week until the fin heals.

Another thing you can do is add some MelaFix to the tank for a few days. It's the aquarium equivalent of Neosporin ointment - it promotes healing and has some antibacterial properties. However, it doesn't affect the biofilter if used as directed.
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Excellent! I'll do that. I'm pretty obsessive compulsive about water changes so the water is usually crystal clear, and I'll keep that up. Thanks for the melafix advice.
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