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Do nipped fins grow back?

Postby pretty-nifty » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:14 pm

I saw one of my Aulonocara has a little nip on the dorsal fin. Will they grow back?
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Postby DJRansome » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:23 pm

Yes. But to prevent reoccurance, you should put them in a larger tank with more suitable tankmates.
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Postby pretty-nifty » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:34 pm

Yep, I'm on the lookout for a 75G.
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Re: Do nipped fins grow back?

Postby congo1040 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:47 pm

pretty-nifty wrote:I saw one of my Aulonocara has a little nip on the dorsal fin. Will they grow back?
Melafix is great for helping fins to grow back.
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Postby pretty-nifty » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:31 pm

just add it in the community tank with the others?
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1-Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
2-Syno Multi
3-Clown Loach
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Postby CharlieTuna » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:27 pm

2nd vote for melafix.

dont remember the company i used but it was a cobalt blue bottle. also just for overall health i used a little once a month. my fish we disease free and their fins looked great for the 3 years i had them.
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Postby Cognition » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:02 pm

3rd, sure treat the whole tank, its only 29g, unless you really want to catch the lone peacock
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Postby cichlidhopper » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:04 pm

Normally nipped fins will grow back if nor torn into the meat of the body.

Melafix is amazing for treating this type of stuff.

We had a OB Zebra my wife called stick.
The Kenyi stripped his fins. Melafix made him look like new.
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