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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have a fish that when put into the tank with the other fish, they started eating her tail She has 1/2 of her back fin left. I removed her from the tank and she seems to be fine. She is still alive, but she is swimming upside down. Anybody else have this happen?? Will she be ok
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I have a fish that when put into the tank with the other fish, they started eating her tail She has 1/2 of her back fin left. I removed her from the tank and she seems to be fine. She is still alive, but she is swimming upside down. Anybody else have this happen?? Will she be ok
Ive had that happen to me.. i have black phantom tetras and they nipped at her fins until they were completely gone.. she died a couple days later.. what kind of fish do you have?

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What type of fish is she?What type of fish was nipping her fins.

Good thing you took her out of the tank.Raise the temp,slowly and add a bit of salt.NOT TABLE.AQUARIUM ONLY.

Thats all I can think of right now. A super fishy expert will be able to help you more, once they see this thread.





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if they nipped the fins and not any flesh...she will be fine and it would be a good idea to never place her in that tank again..the stress of being harassed like that is enough to weaken and kill a fish over time


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What kind of fish is it?
This happened with my betta... I had to put him in a seperate tank. With a little aquarium salt and stress coat, your fish will probably be just fine! ^^



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I'm not sure what kind of fish it was but adding aquarium salt is probably a good idea. If you can get some Melafix (sold at a lot of pet stores), that'll help her heal. Make sure to keep the water clean to help prevent an infection.

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think of how badly salt stings and hurts your wounds..same with a freshwater fish


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think of how badly salt stings and hurts your wounds..same with a freshwater fish
It's to help prevent infections. Also, there are natural salts in pretty much any body of water. It's not like I'm saying to add marine salt .

You should never let the salts directly touch the wounds, that would hurt like you said. But dissolving a tiny amount into the tank is perfectly fine.

We don't even know what kind of fish it is yet anyways so it's hard to come to any sort of conclusions.




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I was thinking in larger amounts, not the tablespoon per 5gal rule- you re right there, it wouldnt sting as bad in that conc..if the person didnt directly add the salt to the fish

But depending on how badly the fish is damaged..personally if it's the fin and not part of the muscle..I would just quarantine it in another tank..the fin would grow back quickly..Im not a huge believer in adding salt whether salt significantly improves a fish is debatable..but that also depends on the fish which isnt know nor the extent of the damage..which Im thinking is just a ripped fin


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