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Guppie's Tail Stuck Together

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by martin_jones, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. martin_jones

    martin_jones Member

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    One of our guppie's tail appears to be all stuck together and not free-flowing like it used to be.

    I have just finished a week of treating the tank with Nutrafin #8 (finrot), but it wasn't for this particular guppy.

    Any ideas what it could be?

    Martin

    edit: tank is not the one in my sig.
     
  2. dabaers

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    Sounds like what is called "clamped fin".
    It is more a symptom of a problem, rather than the problem.
    What are your tank test readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
     
  3. martin_jones

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    They've been fine - ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 20ish

    Have done 30L (out of 70) water change so hopefully will sort it out.

    Martin
     
  4. xJake

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    Any scratching/flashing on objects in the tank or sitting at the bottom? Also, look for any white hairy patches on the skin. Clamped fins can be a symptom for many different problems. Parasites, bacterial infections, finrot, fungal infections, or even a buildup of high nitrates (you could be getting a false reading as this can happen a lot), temp or pH of/in the water can cause this. I would suggest doing a 20% water change to see if he improves and be sure to let us know if you see any other symptoms. Also, what kind of test kit are you using?
     

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