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his caudal fin looks like its dissolving...? not in the fin rot way where they look ragged and torn. they just keep shrinking and getting pointier and slimmer... what is that

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Can we see a picture of it please?

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How's the water quality?

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everything seems fine. i just did a 50% water change

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How are you adjusting the pH to match? Are you adding any baking soda?

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uhm... i dont. i never realized im supposed to •_•

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Your pH in your tap is 6.0 and your pH in your tank is 7.0 that is a huge difference. Do you have a kH test kit? Or can you bring your water anywhere to get it tested?

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if kH is the same as KH yes, if not no and no

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looking back i probably messed up reading or typing the pH for the tap.. the test kits colour chart doesnt even include anything below 6.4. do you want me to test it again?

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The other problem is that test strips are very good. I would highly suggest the API fresh water master test. You need to know the PH in the tank if your having such a swing in it. :o

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all i found in the store here were strips :/

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Try calling around and asking for the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. If they don't have it in stock, some stores might be able to order it for you depending on if it's a chain store or mom and pop store

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still pineconing, bloody streaks in the fins, starting to lose the tips of the dorsal fin. any ideas what im supposed to do

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Did you get your water tested or find any of the medications Lisa (Fantailfan1) suggested?

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if im lucky i can get meds at the vet today

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Okay let us know :)

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soooo i explained the situation to the vet and and she gave me some antibiotics, not sure which tho cause i cant read her handwriting.... with the instructions "prepare a daily bath of 1l water plus .5ml of the antibiotic, 15-30 min, for 5-8 days"

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Well without knowing what the antibiotic is, I guess you can just follow the instructions and hope for the best.  Good luck!  :D

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How are we doing?

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pretty well. his fins look much better, the scales are almost flat and he isnt bottom sitting at all now. been giving him the medicated baths for 5 days now, i think i will do 3 more to be sure he doesnt relapse.

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Definitely do the 3 more days to make it the full 8 day treatment.

Glad to hear he's doing better :)

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will do :) how much longer should i keep adding epsom salt?

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