Re:Suspected Fin Rot


Time for an update… and some questions…

Tigger is doing fine in the hospital tank, I set up a mirror last night and he danced in front of it for a few minutes 🙂 This is day three in the FormaGreen treatment. I think his fin is improving a bit, I will try to get a photo later today. What sort of results are to be expected by day seven? There is still some white along the edge of the fin.

I have been testing the ammonia levels in the tank and it has risen to 0.3 today. Is that high enough to warrant the 100% water change we discussed before? The nitrite and nitrate are both still zero.

Also, this is the same seahorse that was underweight a while back and you thought it was probably internal parasites. I haven’t been able to treat him for those yet, so I thought now that I have the hospital tank set up I should do that as well. Is it best to wait until he is fully recovered from this fin situation before beginning that treatment? Could the parasites be hampering his health enough to have caused this problem and/or be slowing his healing??

The medication I found for parasites is made by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals and it is called General Cure… It contains 250mg Mertonidazole and 75mg Praziquantel per package, to be added directly to the aquarium water.

Thanks Pete!

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