Suspect fin rot

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My Oscar's fins are white on the outside, i cant see any loss of the fins however. He is really active and doesn't have any other health problems. Ill try to add pictures and water parameters as soon as i can. If this is fin rot, do i need medication or can i fix this through more frequent water changes? I already to weekly water changes. Thanks in advance.
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

Pics would help :)
I have a red who has really dark fins but he edges are white, just the last couple of mm. Fins are always growing and the outer edges wear away like fingernails on people, check your water and post the results with a pic to be sure :)

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

Roxy has some good words for ya. Mine have the white fin tips too, good water and you've got nothing to worry about, probably :S

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Sorry for the poor quality, this is the only picture i have on my computer, im not home at the moment
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

Nope, looks fine to me, fine rot would be more jagged, this is very uniform. Like Roxy said they're like finger nails.


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This would be more typical of fin rot, jagged edges and no uniformity.

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MattsOscars wrote: Nope, looks fine to me, fine rot would be more jagged, this is very uniform. Like Roxy said they're like finger nails.


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This would be more typical of fin rot, jagged edges and no uniformity.


Alright, thanks fella's. just making sure ;)
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

That`s a great pic, your`s and mine could almost be twins they look exactly the same,white edges and all!
Keep doing weekly water changes even if you don`t feel like it and you shouldn`t have to worry about disease :)

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Remigo replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

RoxyTheDog wrote: Keep doing weekly water changes even if you don`t feel like it and you shouldn`t have to worry about disease :)


Always do :cheer: thanks Roxy!
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

his tail fin you mean?
Perfectly normal, and i actually chose my first O for the broad white line he had on his fins, which his siblings.






but i later found out he was the only one without a O-spot on his tail... :side:
But i found me a Tiger with multiple O=spots, to make up for that!
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Suspect fin rot

If you do weekly water changes you will never have a fin rot problem. Fin rot goes hand in hand with poor water quality.

As the others have said, all is good!
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