Fin rot?

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I just moved my oscar and firemouth into their new 90 gal tank about two weeks ago. Tested the water and everything is where it is supposed to be. Was originally worried about the bump on his chin but since I've been changing water daily it's started healing. I happened to notice his fins seem to be wearing though and was wondering if this is fin rot? The two get along 90% of the time. Usually only fight around food. The firemouth looks healthy as well. No signs of sickness at all.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Fin rot?

That looks more likely to be fin nipping than fin rot, to me, particularly the shredded look on the tail fin in the first picture and the pelvic fins.

I think the firemouth is nipping at your oscar when you're not around.

Very clean water should heal it up in no time, but if that behaviour continues the stress won't be good for your O and you may have to consider rehoming the FM.
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

Ok thank you! Now would that bump on his chin be from a fight or something worse? HITH?
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

certainly looks like nips ~ need a clearer picture to tell what's going on with his chin ~ can be one of those chin pimples oscar gets.
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

I'll try to get one up
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

sorry for the same photo twice lol
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

from what i can tell .. looks like one of those chin pimples - did you notice it was there before?
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

No it came up maybe a week ago. I started doing daily w/c and it's been going down a bit
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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Re:Fin rot?

hi there


1. ts, honest it does not look like fin rotting.
2. could be some "bullying" from the other fish in the same tank.
3. the other thing looks like the pimple thing under the tiger's chin.
4. btw, a good looking juvenile tiger.

"somewhere in time ... gone with the wind"
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