broken fin!!!

  1. C

    Carissa Rodriguez New Member Member

    My fish got stuck behind the filter. I found him but his fin is badly broken.he's a gold dust lyretail Molly. It's his side fin. It's sticking up all wrong?
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Although you ended your sentence with a question mark, I'm not sure there was actually a question. I'm assuming you want to know what to do about his fin.

    Generally for fin damage I like to traet with pristine water conditions, Garlic Guard, and Vita-Chem.
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    hopeful fish Well Known Member Member

    I'm sorry to hear that he's hurt…

    Pristine water is definitely the first course of treatment. Ensuring that ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are all at perfect levels and frequent water changes will make sure that the injury cannot get infected. After that, "boosters" like garlic can help. I wouldn't use salt unless the fish gets infected.