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You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.
Fin rot is a common problem in aquarium and farmed fish - but what causes it ?
Most fish-keepers have seen fish that lose part or all of a fin. Usually one or more fin becomes frayed and sections of it erode off and disappear. This is popularly called "fin rot" and there are several causes including :
Various treatments can be used to treat fin rot. For bacterial infections :
a) Chloramine T - is effective against bacteria and ectoparasites. It is administered in a bath at the following dose rates (ppm = parts per million parts of water) , using lower dose rates in soft water with a low pH :
b) Benzalkonium chloride - administered in a bath - using lower dose rates in soft water with a low pH :
c) Various specific antibiotics have been used including :
Updated October 2013