Just noticed last night that James Bubblehead has a split in his dorsal fin, near the lower end. I'm not sure how he has done it. I don't think he has been fighting, but he and the other Oranda - Egg fish are very clumsy and try to swim under/through the ornaments and 1 fake plant i have but are too big to fit most of the time.
He seems happy and all his fins are nice and stretched out, just wondered if it will heal/grow back together?
They do that sometimes Linsay and it should heal on its own as long as there are no signs of anything else then I wouldn't worry, did you use any interpets liquilsil in your tank at all as that is good for preventing any infection or even aquarium salt.
just what i was gonna say, you dont want an infection do you Lindsay? a little melafix for a few days, should do the trick and ward of any other nasty bugs thinking of putting in an appearance, what do these fish get up to, when we are not looking, eh. ?
He seems normal as ever today - 1st one to the food Will add some aquarium salt later, as i think it seems to be the best treatment i have used. I don't have Melafix, but i do have Aquarian first aid which sounds the same - it's basically Tea Tree oil My mum does aromatherapy and rates tea tree very highly
Just an update... i can't believe it but James bubbleheads fin has healed i think, it's definatley not easy to see the split anymore as it was when i noticed it. I only added a little Supa Aquarium salt to prevent infection
Didn't think it would heal over a course of a few days, but glad it is better now