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anne
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orando with ragged tail
« on: April 03, 2010, 02:02:38 PM »

my orando's tail edge is abit ragged and her tail veins are redder than normal and the ragged areas are red,,she is in a 18l spare tank at the mo as my 50 l tank was cycling but now the big tank is ready im not sure if i should put her in the big tank with my 2 other small fancy goldies,,any advice would be great
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Re: orando with ragged tail
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 02:08:40 PM »

Keep her in clean water and add 1 tbs per 5 gallons aquarium salt.
If no improvement in the next two days consider adding Melafix according to bottle directions.
Also, You could treat her with a medicated food for fish. 
She should be fine in a couple of days.  The more exotic fishes are very sensitive to unclean water and get bacterial or fungal infections very easily.
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Re: orando with ragged tail
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 02:35:45 PM »

her tails been like this for about a week now and over the last 2 days i used a 2 in 1 med for fin rot and other bacterial diseases,,i put alittle salt in today when i did her water change but would it be safe also adding melafix,,im new to fish keeping and have learnt alot of do's and donts and am keen to learn more,,thanks for the help
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Re: orando with ragged tail
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 03:27:42 PM »

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her tails been like this for about a week now and over the last 2 days i used a 2 in 1 med for fin rot and other bacterial diseases,,i put alittle salt in today when i did her water change but would it be safe also adding melafix,,im new to fish keeping and have learnt alot of do's and donts and am keen to learn more,,thanks for the help
    PLZ HELP!!!
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Re: orando with ragged tail
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 08:55:51 PM »


Hi Anne,

Melafix is a natural medicine, it is a solution of 1% tea tree oil ( Melaleuca )
It is supposed to treat Fin & Tail Rot -which seems your oranda has got - it also treats open red sores, open body wounds, eye cloud, pop eye, body slime and mouth fungus.

Use it according to the instructions: 1 teaspoon = 5 ml per 38 l of aquarium water = 10 U.S.gallons

Melafix can be used with other medication or water conditioners. A slightl harmless foaming may occur during the treatment.

Hope this helps
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