Re:Suspected Fin Rot

Pete Giwojna

Dear Claire:

Wow — excellent photographs! Great close-ups of the dorsal fin!

I agree, Claire — I am seeing considerable improvement after three days of treatment. The heavy, thick white band has largely been eliminated. There is some erosion between the fin rays at the very tip of the dorsal fin, but that sort of fraying is to be expected in cases of fin rot, and the important thing is that the infection appears to have been halted so that the fin erosion is not advancing further down the fin towards the body of the seahorse.

This is encouraging, Claire — it appears that you detected the fin infection in its early stages and that the FormaGreen is effectively combating the infection. Once the infection has been eliminated, the fin damage typically repairs itself quickly and the fraying will regenerate. Hopefully, Tigger’s dorsal fin will soon be good as new again.

Best of luck with the remaining treatments, Claire!

Pete Giwojna

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