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Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby chefdanrd » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:09 pm

I have a yellow lab that has a red area at the base of both pectoral fins just behind the gills. The red area also moves when the fins move so it must be partly on the fins. Water parameters are: Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 10-20, pH:8.3, GH: ~300ppm. I recently added API stress coat in the tank due to a fight between two cobalts that resulted in missing scales and also added 3T salt per a gallon water Saturday to help generate slime coat. What could this be and what should I do about it? Thank you!
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Re: Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby DJRansome » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:48 pm

Septicemia...which is a common symptom but does not tell you what the illness is. Like a fever.

I would not add salt or stress coat.

Try this:
Common Name: Septicemia
Description: Infection in the Bloodstream
Symptoms: redness or streaks under the scales, open wounds, ulcers, popeye, clamped fins, lethargy, color loss, loss of appetite
Cause: injury, poor water conditions, stress, infected fish food
Medications: Maracyn, Maracyn-Two combined
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby chefdanrd » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Thank you. I have Maracyn so may need obtain Marcyn two.
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Re: Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby chefdanrd » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:31 pm

DJRansome wrote:Septicemia...which is a common symptom but does not tell you what the illness is. Like a fever.

I would not add salt or stress coat.

Try this:
Common Name: Septicemia
Description: Infection in the Bloodstream
Symptoms: redness or streaks under the scales, open wounds, ulcers, popeye, clamped fins, lethargy, color loss, loss of appetite
Cause: injury, poor water conditions, stress, infected fish food
Medications: Maracyn, Maracyn-Two combined


Should the fish be quarantined or should I treat the whole tank?
75G Labidochromis caeruleus, Iodotropheus sprengerae, Maylandia callainos, Labeotropheus Fuelleborni Katale Island
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Re: Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby DJRansome » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:45 pm

I would treat the whole tank. If the fish is picked on you may also need to separate him/her.
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Re: Redness at base of Pectoral fins

Postby chefdanrd » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:02 pm

Thank you,I appreciate your help.
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