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Ilikefishes 02-07-2010 02:09 PM

Red Tailed Shark problem
Okay, so after my high finned platy got a white spot on him, he became anti social and then lost a chunk of his tail fin. Now my red tailed shark has a tiny white spot on him and his dorsal fin is chopped up. I have no idea whats going on. I'm now again continuing Melafix treatment and have been performing regular water changes for 3 days now. My nitrites were at 0 and ammonia was at .25 last night. I just did a 50% water change about five minutes ago and haven't tested yet. His tank mates are a betta (who is pretty well behaved and sticks to one side of the tank) and 3 platys, 2 plecos (small) and two gold barbs.

Help please!

Ilikefishes 02-07-2010 02:37 PM

Forgot to mention that the platy has been eutanised for four days now.

mfdrookie516 02-07-2010 02:38 PM

so does it look like ich? does the fin look like finrot? are the barbs aggressive towards any of the other fish at all?

Ilikefishes 02-07-2010 04:02 PM

The barbs aren't aggressive from what I've noticed. I don't know how any of the fish act when I have their lights out at night. No, it doesn't look like fin rot. I wish I had a QT set up for him.

Ilikefishes 02-07-2010 04:05 PM

But, if it is fin rot, what do I do?

mfdrookie516 02-07-2010 06:17 PM

if it in finrot, pimafix and melafix along with daily 50% pwc's should clear it up... if its not, that wont hurt to do anyways

Ilikefishes 02-09-2010 10:20 AM

Melafix seems to be working. Haven't been able to get pimafix, due to not having a running car. But he's looking better. Fin seems to be healing.

saltwatertogo 02-09-2010 10:49 AM

sounds like the melafix is doing the trick, hope he makes it
good luck


th08tu 02-09-2010 11:58 AM

How big is the tank? There are some fish in there that will get big, and others that are agressive, so maybe they are just a little stressed out?

Ilikefishes 02-10-2010 02:15 AM

It's a 29g. The plecos are absolutely fine and keep to the side of the tank or in their cave. And the dang pet shop never told me the gold barbs can be semi-agressive at times. The shark and betta are so peaceful with every one of their tankmates. But yeah ran out of money and low on melafix, and straight up out of aquarium salt -_- The shark hasn't lost any of his pleco wannabe personality, and only has a nip or two on his dorsal which seem to be healing up, and the headbutt wound is clearing up too. Now I just need more melafix and salt!!!

The battle continues.

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