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Hi guys....I thought Christmas was going too well. I woke up this morning to find my telescopes (Marty) right hand tail-fin strewn with blood streaks, and quite serious fraying of the lower fin? I immediately tested the water, and half expected to find high levels of Nitrites or similar. The tests revealed the following... pH....7.6 Ammonia....0 Nitrites....0 Nitrates....5-10 Suspecting maybe poor water quality, I completed a 75% drain of the existing tank water. I added sufficient quantities of salt to the remaining 25% to give the boys a salt bath for about an hour, prior to replenishing the tank to its' correct level with fresh water and Prime additive. Here's the fin that is mainly affected.... The opposite side doesn't appear to be as badly affected.... He appears to be behaving OK...eating fine, and the other guys don't seem to be bothering or giving him any undue attention. I'd welcome your thoughts on the subject....I was intending to carry out some regular water changes and salt additive over the next few days.....whad'ya think?