Finrot

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What is Fin Rot (or Tail or Gill Rot)?

Finrot is a common bacterial disease of fish kept in low quality water conditions.

It is caused by gram negative bacteria like Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, or Vibrio which eats the delicate membranes of fish. Usually the area of the damaged fin becomes opaque and white then is eaten away by the bacteria. Often fungus develops giving the wound a fluffy appearance. It is easily treated and the fin will grow back if not too badly damaged.

Mycobacteriosis

This serious bacteria can causes fin/tail/gill rot as well. If the usual bacterial treatments prove not to work then your animal may be infected with Mycobacteriosis.

Causes

Treatment

Commercial treatments

King British

Interpet

WaterLife

Pets at Home

API (Aquarium Pharmaceuticals)

Tetra UK

Tetra USA

Jungle Labs (USA)

PondRX USA

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Veterinary Medicines Marketed under the Small Animal Exemption Scheme, VMD
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chemical information on the product
  3. Tricide Neo tris-EDTA Solution Against Bacterial Infections

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