New f8 fin damage

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Kitty2319
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New f8 fin damage

Post by Kitty2319 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 am

Hi, apologies in advance if I’ve placed this in the wrong section. I purchased my new f8 puffer on Saturday just gone (so I’ve had him 5 days now) when I purchased him he was in a 30l tank with 6 other f8! He has a fair amount of fin damage from fighting with the others in his tank in the shop. Ive put him in a my tank which is a 60l tank. He is in their alone and I’ve got no concerns about his behaviour or eating, so far he has happily eaten blood worm, mussel, glass shrimp and today he enjoyed a couple of river shrimp. He is alert and happily swimming exploring and settling really well. My main concern is the fin damage will it heal? And I’m in the uk so is there anything anyone can advise I buy to help treat it if it needs treating?
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Re: New f8 fin damage

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:19 pm

Looks like severe fin rot/fungus. Get something to treat that. See if you can get Melafix/Pimafix, too.
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Re: New f8 fin damage

Post by Kitty2319 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:18 am

Ok thank you, I’m in the uk. So will have a look see wht I can get.

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Re: New f8 fin damage

Post by Kitty2319 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:19 am

Melafix all ordered :-) coming same day delivery from amazon.

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