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Fin rot treatment ( help with medication please )

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Noodle, my four year old pest scale has some fin rot after being bullied by a new fish who would eat on her ( he has since been rehomed) I am treating her with Macryn and was wondering if I can add paraguard to this ? Or should this be enough ? Or anything better ? If this doesn’t help I will get her to the vet ASAP :) 

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I’d need to see some pictures of the fin rot

to help with treatment, and we need the diagnostic form filled out just to assure nothing else is going on that might have come in with the new fish, and that tank chemistry is as it should be and conducive to healing, too. 

so pictures, please, and fill this out as completely as possible :)

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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if the fish has been bullied than this is not fin rot but just torn fins. I would not treat with anything but really clean water and let the fish heal. When ever we treat for bacterial/fungal issues we also have a tendency to kill off the beneficial bacteria in the tank. I would isolate your pearlie into his own tank with a filter that has limited current. Clean water and rest should do the trick

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