|Fin & Tail Rot
Disintegrating fins that may be reduced to stumps, exposed fin rays,
blood on edges of fins, reddened areas at base of fins, skin ulcers with
gray or red margins, cloudy eyes.
|Info : Fin and tail
rot appears to be a bacterial infection of the tail and/or fins and may
be caused by generally poor conditions or a bully tank-mate. If aquarium
conditions are not good an infection can be caused from a simple injury
to the fins/tail. The tail and/or fins become frayed or lose color. Over
time the affected area slowly breaks down.
First, figure out what is the cause. If it is
poor water conditions (the main reason) then fix it, clean their bowl
and continue to keep it clean. Also, treat the water or fish with
|Treatments : When I
see the first traces of FinRot, I clean, clean clean. Clean their water
daily treating with salt. This usually will take care of it. If that
doesn't work : Neosulfex, Jungle Fungus Eliminator, Amipicillex,
|Prevention : You can
prevent Tail/Fin Rot by keeping them clean. Also, do NOT use same
net/container for healthy fish. It is very contagious, in my experience.