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Fin & Tail Rot
Symptoms : 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 antibiotics.
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, Mela-Fix, Tetracycline
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.

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