Trimming Fins.

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So this is strictly a worse case scenario deal. I’m trying to track down a vet for Jupiter, he’s got wicked fin rot that has gone septic. I’ve tried M blue and kanaplex and while they are not nearly as red as before, the lead ray on his pectoral fin and dorsal are black.

WORST case scenario, how would I do about trimming his fins back.
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Trimming his fins back can cause a whole other set of issues: you're opening up that area to further infections and rot. I don't see that as being a better solution.

I'd add in another antibiotic in addition to the kanaplex, like erythromycin. It targets different bacteria than the kanaplex.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Trimming his fins back can cause a whole other set of issues: you're opening up that area to further infections and rot. I don't see that as being a better solution.

I'd add in another antibiotic in addition to the kanaplex, like erythromycin. It targets different bacteria than the kanaplex.
Like i said, this is absolutely worse case scenario. Good news is that I think I may have found a vet. But like Bit said, there are *no* drugs up here. Kanaplex is the strongest I could find.
 

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Sorry, I’m just as ignorant as you are, but I’d imagine you want something that is sharp and sturdy and won’t warp/bend when you cut the fin rays. I guess that’s a no brainer, though.

Edit: I see you started trimming. I gues the rays grow back?
 
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scarface said:
Sorry, I’m just as ignorant as you are, but I’d imagine you want something that is sharp and sturdy and won’t warp/bend when you cut the fin rays. I guess that’s a no brainer, though.

Edit: I see you started trimming. I gues the rays grow back?
I’d hope so. no, did some research, but the biggest thing (and the reason I did it) was becuase it was coming off. The ray had snapped clean in half so it wouldent have healed properly.
 

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Yeah, you’re right. It probably wouldn’t have healed properly. I had my two goldfish shipped, but one was pretty ragged with a broken off dorsal fin (the firt ray) that only stayed on because of the fin membrane. It was hanging there pretty funny for a while. It eventually healed but bent like so:
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