Hello I'm betty, and I had one of the most beautiful fish named Julio because he looked like the forth of July. About a month and a half ago I was dealing with a minor case of fin rot. This slowly progressed with fatigue, color loss (like turning white completely), beard detention, and tars in the fins. I have tried everything, from frequent water changes, medication, leaving it alone, but nothing has worked AT All. Now just recently I tried introducing ghost shrimp to eat the brown algae to see if that would help, and added salt to the water (1 tea spoon for 3 gallons) as other solution. But this all backfired today, because I came home to him hiding. when I got him to come out I noticed half of his back fin was straight up ripped from his body!!!!! I am freaking out. I removed the shrimp, and don't know what to do or how long this is going to take to heal. I have been trying for so long and my baby is dying; I have been in the fish hobby for 3 years and never had this happen to me. please help, this fish is part of my family. my mom loves him my sister loves him and I love him. I desperately need help.