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goldfishluver12
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Torn Fin
« on: September 05, 2010, 12:11:40 PM »

I think my fish may have a torn tail fin. I downloaded a pic below. Do you see what i'm talking about? Please Help!!!
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Nossie
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 02:24:06 PM »

Is the fin torn... by that small white spot there?

I'll keep it simple:
- TEST PH, AMMONIA, NITRITE AND NITRATE
- If all is well, leave the fish alone.
- If Ammonia or nitrite are above 0ppm and the nitrate above 40ppm, you should change around 50% of the water

This tear is so ridiculously small, that your fish's going to heal from it all on it's own. Just be sure to keep good water quality at all times, that's very easy to do. Test the water before every weekly water change and change nothing less than half of it, and you should be able to avoid any disease. Provided that your fish has enough space and filtration.
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Hanna
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 04:26:31 PM »

Completely agree with Nossie
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goldfishluver12
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 07:14:51 PM »

Thanks for your help!! I love my fish and i'm willing to do anything possible to keep them alive! I changed 20% of the water this morning? Should i change more?
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goldfishluver12
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 10:23:04 PM »

Ya its that small white line on the back tail fin thats torn. Its not very big. so it will heal on its own?
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Nossie
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 02:24:17 AM »

It will be gone within two days Cheesy

And yes, change more. 25% won't matter the slightest. I mentioned earlier, 50% or more. When it comes to water changes, the more the better!
But don't try to ignore the point about testing the water. I wrote that in caps for a reason! If the water quality will be off, it's harder for your fish to heal. I say again: Test ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH. Do it always when any of your fish are acting strange. Usually a big water change does the trick.
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 03:01:30 AM »

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Thanks for your help!! I love my fish and i'm willing to do anything possible to keep them alive! I changed 20% of the water this morning? Should i change more?

Maybe. You should test your water and then you would actually know Smiley We can't stress that more so please do it!!
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Nossie
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 03:24:32 AM »

Andrea: Wish I could give you another karma, but I already did that just a few secs ago xD I think we need as many people as possible pointing out the importance of testing the water Cheesy
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goldfishluver12
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 11:03:31 AM »

Thanks for all your help! I will do that! One more question. where can i buy supplies for testing the water?
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Nossie
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010, 02:51:21 AM »

They should have some in the pet shop Smiley Or you could see on the internet! If I remember right, some people here are using Aqua One tests or something? I have a Tetra test for ammonia, and the rest are by Sera, both are really fine, but I don't know if they sell the Sera brand outside of Europe d: Otherwise there are a load of different brands! Just make sure that they are liquids that you drop into the water to be tested, because them paper strip tests are usually rather inaccurate.
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 05:13:57 AM »

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Andrea: Wish I could give you another karma, but I already did that just a few secs ago xD I think we need as many people as possible pointing out the importance of testing the water Cheesy

I give Andrea another karma for this, lol , and top you up to sixty, hehe Wink
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 05:32:54 AM »

Hanna: Thanks Wink Gave you some in the thread with the broken tail goldie Smiley About the tank size!
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Re: Torn Fin
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 05:44:56 AM »

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Hanna: Thanks Wink Gave you some in the thread with the broken tail goldie Smiley About the tank size!

Thanks Nossie, just working...eeeeeeeeeh reading my way through, as I'm back to work I spend less time on herre again...lol Cheesy
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