3 years ago#1
Steveg229
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I was just noticing on Monday how big my turqouise guppys tail fin was getting...Last night I noticed that his tail fin is split. There is not a hole or anything, just a perfect split like it was cut with a scissors. My water parameters are perfect,(ammonia-0, Nitrite-0, Nitrates 20ppm) and I do a 25% water change every week. There are no signs of bullying either...Any thoughts??

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3 years ago#2
guppylover
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What type of plants do you use? And how strong is your filter?

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3 years ago#3
tanya
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It could be a couple of different reasons. Some one could of nipped him or maybe he caught it on a decoration. Just keep an eye on him it should repair itself in time. There is also meds u can buy to help repair torn fins.

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3 years ago#4
Steveg229
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All but one of my plants are fake and my filter is def not a problem.

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3 years ago#5
nexuslite
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Plastic fake plants are big contributing factors to torn fins.

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3 years ago#6
Steveg229
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None of my plants seem to be "sharp"....They are all really soft and flexible with no pointy edges??? Maybe one of the decorations?? I will keep an eye on him and see what happens. I would prefer not to use any medications.

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3 years ago#7
nexuslite
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It shouldn't be needed. It should heal on it's own. The meds at this point would be just to prevent a possible problem of infection. They wouldn't repair the tail faster.

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3 years ago#8
Steveg229
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Good to know, thanks for the advice. He seems to be fine otherwise, just as active as usual.

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2 years ago#9
Steveg229
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Update: The guppys tail is already completely healed. I am amazed at how fast it healed.

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2 years ago#10
nexuslite
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It usually doesn't take that long under good water conditions.

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2 years ago#11
gallifreyocean
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My male guppy has got myself a couple of rips from being stuck in my filter for a day (he survived!) i'm thinking of getting some bio-bandage.

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2 years ago#12
johnarthur
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The guppy will probably do better if you change about 25 percent of the water every week. To avoid trapping fish in the filter intake, put a sponge filter over it.

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