Is this Fin Rot? Or An Attack

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I just switched my tank around because I assumed this was an attack from my two male guppies, (the fish place I got her from said she would be perfectly fine with them) but I noticed them during the day always being rough with each other, and she is more active at night and in the past week started to show up with marks on her fins. I separated the guppies from her and now she is with platies, I actually was suppose to get her a tank for herself this week but as you may know coronavirus has shut down a lot of places and that is preventing me. She is still in my 20 gal, she is a pretty small girl still so I’m not worried about the room, as much as what’s happening with her fins. Can someone please help me out and see if this was from attacks and if I give some fin regrowth medicine to the tank it will help her or if I should do some full fin rot treatment to the tank? (It’s also on on of the little fins that like she uses to swim) She is acting different today staying more towards the top and I just introduced the platies last night
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I just switched my tank around because I assumed this was an attack from my two male guppies, (the fish place I got her from said she would be perfectly fine with them) but I noticed them during the day always being rough with each other, and she is more active at night and in the past week started to show up with marks on her fins. I separated the guppies from her and now she is with platies, I actually was suppose to get her a tank for herself this week but as you may know coronavirus has shut down a lot of places and that is preventing me. She is still in my 20 gal, she is a pretty small girl still so I’m not worried about the room, as much as what’s happening with her fins. Can someone please help me out and see if this was from attacks and if I give some fin regrowth medicine to the tank it will help her or if I should do some full fin rot treatment to the tank? (It’s also on on of the little fins that like she uses to swim) She is acting different today staying more towards the top and I just introduced the platies last night
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It doesn't look like fin rot to me, usually there's a white, foggy lining along where the damage is on the fins. I find it nearly impossible to keep Angel's with anything other than their own species. Every time I've tried, they're fins wouldn't stop getting nipped, until they slowly died. This would happen for known peaceful things like Tetra's, Platty's etc.
 
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That’s good to hear, thank you. I feel horrible right now, she’s pretty small and I have a tall 1 gallon that i’ve had cycling for awhile as my just incase anything happens tank, and she is just chilling in that right now. She is pretty weak right now so it’s not like she’s swimming around going crazy. I’m gonna end up putting her in a 10 gallon with my baby net for awhile if she makes it through this. Glad to hear though atleast it’s not just my ‘ peaceful’ fish. If I get her a buddy with her bigger tank do you think they will fight? Thank you for the reply by the way, it means a lot.
 

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That’s good to hear, thank you. I feel horrible right now, she’s pretty small and I have a tall 1 gallon that i’ve had cycling for awhile as my just incase anything happens tank, and she is just chilling in that right now. She is pretty weak right now so it’s not like she’s swimming around going crazy. I’m gonna end up putting her in a 10 gallon with my baby net for awhile if she makes it through this. Glad to hear though atleast it’s not just my ‘ peaceful’ fish. If I get her a buddy with her bigger tank do you think they will fight? Thank you for the reply by the way, it means a lot.
Of course! The buddy should be more than fine, as long as it's within an inch of size. If they're two males, they may fight a little, but it's unlikely at that size. Make sure to keep that water clean, though! Just because she doesn't have Fin Rot right now, doesn't mean she can't develop it over time.
 
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Thank you tons, and thank you for not just yelling at me, i’ve had a lot of people like that on here. It means a lot to get help from someone kindly haha. Do you by any chance know how to tell the gender? I believe it’s a female, but at the same time I don’t know? I’m treating her right now with fun repair stuff, and keeping water as clean as possible. Thank you so much again
 

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Thank you tons, and thank you for not just yelling at me, i’ve had a lot of people like that on here. It means a lot to get help from someone kindly haha. Do you by any chance know how to tell the gender? I believe it’s a female, but at the same time I don’t know? I’m treating her right now with fun repair stuff, and keeping water as clean as possible. Thank you so much again
Well I figure everyone tries their best so, there's probably a good reason things are the way they are. No use in being unnecessarily mean. It's virtually impossible to determine the gender at that age, you'll have to wait it out with time, but the most notable feature would be something called the Nuchal Hump on the forehead, which doesn't develop until much later.
 
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Awesome, i’ll remeber that thank you for the tip! I hope I can save her and get to actually determine her gender one day :( Thank you again for everything you’ve done, stay safe out there. Have a wonderful day!!
 

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