Fin Rot vs Ragged Tail Fin

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by JaneAustenAddict, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddictValued MemberMember

    I was just wondering what the difference is and how I am to know which one it is so that I can go about treating it?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    It looks like fin rot to me. Keep the water extra pristine & add some garlic-guard. He should be fine
     
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    JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddictValued MemberMember

    Is garlic juice okay? I'm not sure where I get garlic-guard.
     
  4. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, garlic from a jar of diced garlic will be fine.
     
  5. OP
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    JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddictValued MemberMember

    Thanks!

    How can you tell the difference between fin rot and ragged tail fin? So I know what I am looking for if I ever see something like this again.
     
  6. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    If it happened fast it's usually fin rot, there's really no reason to have a ragged fin. If it is, it may have been torn or bitten & still needs to treated. Also, the black edge around the fin usually points towards fin rot.
     
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    JaneAustenAddict

    JaneAustenAddictValued MemberMember

    Okay, thank you!
     




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