From the article: Fin Rot
Fin Rot is one of the most common, and most preventable, diseases in aquarium fish. Although it can usually be cured, if left untreated it can kill the diseased fish and infect all the others in the tank. Have you had fish that suffered from Fin Rot? What did you do about it? How do you deal with it?
- My beautiful angel is so sick..is 6 years old never been sick..follow the same water change..had 7fish to begin the angel 4 neon's 2bottom feeders...the angel got rid of all neon's except one...died accidental..jumped out of tank....so my angel stopped eating maybe 1.5 days...sometimes she does..ine morning floating on side pushed into things by bubble stream..no marks on her...shut off bubble system searched to no avail...one white spot on gill ..so tried ich treatment 3 days...a bit better but white spot broke open..and eye inflaming now not eating hiding in tank..researched again and tried triple sulfa for 10 days...is remarkably better but still hasn't eaten...tested water before and after triple sulfa ...now high ph....just noticed fins are now white tipped...can I treat for fin rot as she still hasn't eaten but is swimming normal eye and gill has healed....help my dori
- —Guest brenda
- how do i cure fin rot in my tank my fish are just lying at the bottom and on looks as if its got fin rot.
- —Guest johnson
- Fins will grow back, but it can take time. This is particularly true if the fin rays have been damaged. Although fin rays can regenerate, they take several months to re-grow. - Shirlie Sharpe
fin rot will fin grow back?
- I have a 55gal tank and have in it a few angelfish a few serpea tetra and rainbow shark. I notice fin rot on one of my angelfish, I treated the tank, did a water change and had added aquarium salt. I have not noticed any more rotting of the fins but have also not noticed any new growth of the fins. Will the fins grow back and how long will it take?
- —Guest Kyle
Fin rot info
- I have a long fin baby bristlenose pleco that I bought 2 weeks ago at about 1.5". He was missing most of his finnage but his fin rays were ok. I believe he was being nipped by tetra at the store. After 2 weeks in my hospital tank - alone - he has regrown over half the missing tissue. Clean water is the key. Dechlorinated water that is the right temp & ph to match the tank.
- —Guest Freshwater fish mom
pH For Swordtails
- Note from Shirlie, Freshwater Aquarium Guide: Low pH is not ideal for Swordtails. Keep them in neutral to alkaline water.
Fin rot in swordtails
- My Female Marigold Swordtail has given me more issues than I can count. First a nasty bout of black spot... now fin rot. First off, swordtails are probably the least hardy of the livebearing family. Also some of the most aggressive. Keep that temp up and the PH low. Also, do water changes weekly. I'll probably be quarantining her soon, and ill probably treat her with melafix or something.
- —Guest Just a fish lover
- I bought my fish 3 months ago, and is a black pop eyed goldfish. When I brought it home,it's tail seemed crooked and eventually is back two fins formed a skinny tail all in one. He could'nt seem to swim properly and wobbled on one side. Then one front fin started breaking up into smaller peices and rotted away. His back tail also went a bit crooked and stuck together. Eventually the fish could'nt swim to the top and stayed at the bottom. He is on a medicine now by TETRA but has'nt improved much. Thanks for reading!
- —Guest Lauren7