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missing fins or tails
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:18:19 PM »

i have a fantail who is missing the bottom right half of his tail , will it grow back? or should i glue a bit of sort plastic to the stup?
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Re: missing fins or tails
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 06:31:11 PM »

If the tail has been injured and torn off it will almost always grow back provided you supply good water quality and maybe add a bit of salt to the water...probably 3 tablespoons for every 10 gallons of water.   

There will probably be a slightly visible line where the rest has grown back (my Crystal has one where some fish at the pet store ripped a good bit of hers off) but it will not impair the fish's ability to swim. 

Sometimes fish can have one side of the double tail shortened/bent because of its genetics; there is nothing you can do about that - just it for who it is.  Wink

I would not advise gluing anything onto your fish.  My guess is another fish or a decoration in the tank has caused your fish to have its tail torn off.  When the tail starts growing back it will be a bit clear, then the color will fill in after a few months.

Happy fishkeeping!  Smiley

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