FIN ROT

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Postby mac » 2006-01-08 17:15

I think I've got a bit of fin rot in the tank, I've bought some finrot treatment (Interpet anti fungus and finrot) but what it doesn't say is how often the tank should be treated. Is is just the once (I've put 10ml in so far) or is 10ml each day?

The guide is 10ml dissolved into 1/2 pint warm water
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Postby tankgirl » 2006-01-08 17:44

i've read my guide (i have tha same stuff as u) and it says: before redosing or using any other treatment in the aquarium u should wait for a period of SEVEN DAYS, and then carry out a 30% water change BEFORE dosing.. make sure tank is well aerated and be sure to remove carbon sponge ;)

hope that helps!
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-08 22:36

make sure that you get the right concentration for the tank volume!

personally (as always) i would advise everyone in UK to use eSHa 2000 for treatment of fungus and fin rot as it is generally considered more effective
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-01-09 04:12

Hi mac.
Just out of curiosity, which individual/s of your four spp. you keep re. your list* has fin rot? I ask mainly because keeping Malawi's I occasionally suffer with battered fish. When this does happen you can bet that some observant friend will say "See you got a touch of fin rot" and my reply "Not in this case" and then go on to explain why the fish is in that state.What I tend to do is remove the fish to the hspital tank and alow it to recover without treatment. I of course keep an eye on it at all times. If the need arises, then I resort to Melafix, more as preventive remedy against fin rot setting in than as a cure. What ever your case may be, I hope you resolve it for the better,


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Postby mac » 2006-01-09 12:48

1 of the albino corys has alot of it's tail missing :( and 2 of the guppys tails are ragged. I did have a red finned shark too but have since moved it as it was bullying other fish and also too big for my tank
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-01-09 18:13

your tank is 57L, right?

which would mean that it is slightly overstocked... IMO that is the cause of the problem. you can either:
- get a more powerful filter
- or do more frequent water changes

i recommend that you go for the second option if you have the time to do that.
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