Tiger Barb fin rot or nipping

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Alberto Santoni, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Alberto SantoniNew MemberMember


    I am new to aquarium and have a cycled 29 g tank with 5 tiger barbs, 3 platties, 5 neon, 5 zebrafish, 2 catfish and a pleco. I bought the 3 tiger barbs so that the other 2 would not be alone. Idiot me i bought the 3 tiger barbs from Walmart (all other came from Petsmart). And i have noticed they have parts missing from the fin. Could it be from nipping by the other barbs. One has almost no fin, the other two only have piece from the lower caudal fin and a bit from the dorsal fin.

    Nitrates: .20
    Natrites and Ammonia: 0
    Temp: 78 F


  2. JustinokayValued MemberMember

    Is the fin having fungus at the ends
  3. Pringlethesnail

    PringlethesnailWell Known MemberMember

    The pics are unclear but it looks like nipping more than rotting to me.
  4. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (:Well Known MemberMember

    It's most likely a nipped fin, barbs nip each other's fins quite a bit whilst forming a hierarchy. To stop any infections though, just make sure the water is regularly changed.

    Although the caudal fin of the barb in the bottom picture looks a bit infected. It may be worth dosing with a fungicide medication just in case.

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