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flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #1
Hi all its not letting me upload pictures so I will try my best to explain...

I was about to do a water change when i noticed my fantail has this white flaky skin around his anus and looks really red...kind of like an open wound. It looks like finrot but the rest of his tail is fine. I have a black moor wjo curently no symptoms and the fantail seems okay in himself maybe a little lethargic. I am really worried as it looks bad.

tank 110L. Saving pennies to upgrade as I know I am overstocked. Only him and the black moor.
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Established tank since christmas. No new plants/fish since then.

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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #2
I'd suggest treating him with Esha 2000 as he is most likely suffering from an internal infection.

A picture would be useful, could you possibly open a photobucket account? You could then place a link on here to the photo.
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #3
http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/lillizzy1991/slideshow/?sort=3

hope this works!

Its in a very awkward place
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #4
Part of his tail looks like its about to snap off which you cant see in the picture :(. It seems to have happened really quickly!
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #5
Miss D's suggestion of ESHA 200 would a good idea, it's a multi-purpose treatment so should help. You can get it online (eBay is good) if you can't get it locally

I can't make out much from the pic I'm afraid, any chance of another try?
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #6
Hi guys,

Thanks for your reply the wound has practically healed now but sadly half of his tail has gone. Hope it can grow back.

Hes currently pooping out white clear long poop! Also when i came back home this afternoon he was practically vertical! Hes currently in my emergency net eating a pea so I hope this helps him. However hes been bottom up since he lost his tail so I dont think it will help at the moment.
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #7
Also how long would you advise to keep him in my emergency net? Its like a fry net. While it accesses the tank water it is a little small... Hes completely upside down at the moment and while the black moor isnt being a bully he seems more calm in my net... think hes struggling to get around the rank. I have an emergency tank also thats 21L but I am a bit concerned he will find it all traumatising... hes ate a pea but no improvement. Will give it time. However I do think its because of his tail :(.
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #8
Peas are only a laxative. They wont assist if swimming issues are otherwise related.

Tissue between the fin rays will regrow in time - often seen with fin rot - which can be water quality related or bacterial. Often we see split tails here, re-zip up over time but that assumes the rays are present and not affected at their base.

When you say, half his tail has now fallen off, that sounds rather intense actually Can we get some closer up pics at all?

Have you started with the Esha as recommended? I have to be honest, at this stage this is likely to be a rather poor prognosis if as dire as you suggest - be a little prepared.
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #9
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Re: flaky white stuff and red around anus area?? #10
It was white and red beforehand and its healed up but kind of turned into this....

I havent started esha as my pet shop didnt have it in. Nor the other one! Ii took photos to my petshop and they gave me a treatment for fungus and ulcers...Its stopped the wound but like I said hes barely got much tail left.

absolutely devastated that the progress doesnt look good. Feeling guilty that I didnt pick it up sooner but it came on so quickly. Trying my best for him :(. Let me know if you need more pictures.

thanks guys