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Why is my fish's tail deteriorating?
Last Updated: 15th March, 2020
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Hereof, why is my fish's tail shredded?
The most common causes of fin rot are poor water qualityand improperly low water temperature. Overcrowding the tank,feeding outdated food or overfeeding the fish, and moving orhandling the fish can also cause stress that leads to finrot.
Furthermore, can fish survive fin rot? Your infected fish may have fins that appear tobe torn and ragged, as if they are rotting away. The finrot may also cause your fish to become discolored andlethargic. If fin rot is not treated properly, it canlead to permanent damage on your fish's fins and be fatalfor your fish.
can a fish's tail grow back?
Prognosis. In most cases, fish will regrow theirfins and tails, often looking just as good as the originalsin most cases. Usually if you treat fin rot before it completelyeats away at the tail or fin, the fin will grow backnormally.
Does aquarium salt help with fin rot?
The most effective medicine that you can use to curefin rot at a mild stage is clean water and AquariumSalt. AQ Salt is sodium chloride, which heals openwounds and helps de-stress fish.