How do I know if my fish has fin rot?

How do I know if my fish has fin rot?


  1. Fin edges turn black / brown.
  2. Fins fray.
  3. Base of fins inflamed.
  4. Entire fin may rot away or fall off in large chunks.
  5. Fins have white dots (if these are seen on the body it is possibly a symptom of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis)

How long does it take for a goldfish to recover from fin rot?

This depends on how bad the problem is to start with. By using King British Fin Rot & Fungus Control there should be an improvement in 4-5 days. Due to fish having open wounds it is very important to keep water quality pristine, to prevent secondary infection taking place.

What causes fin and tail rot in fish?

Fin and Tail Rot is one of the most preventable diseases in aquarium fish. The root cause of Fin Rot is always poor water conditions, but fish stress is also a contributing factor. When fish are handled, moved, subjected to overcrowding or housed with more aggressive fish, they are more susceptible to Fin and Tail Rot.

How do you treat tail rot in goldfish?

Several antibiotics are effective in treating fin rot, but the root cause must be addressed to ensure the disease doesn’t return. cTreatment should include a water change and careful examination of the aquarium conditions. If there is food debris, vacuum the gravel and take care to avoid overfeeding in the future.

How do you treat fin and tail rot?

What does it mean when goldfish has torn fins?

You may notice another fish nipping at the goldfish has frayed fins. Some novice goldfish keepers believe the nipping in the cause of the damage, and separate the fish, but this is normal behavior. For some reason unknown, goldfish nibble around the infected area. Maybe they’re trying to help, or maybe they’re attracted to the rotting tissue

What causes a goldfish fin to turn white?

Bacterial fin rot has ragged edges with red streaks, but fin rot caused by a fungus decays evenly and the edges of the fin appear white. If the bacteria infection is caused by an open wound, the wound may appear white. As the infection progresses, the fin loses its color and the tissue breakdown worsens if not treated promptly.

What should I do if my Goldfish has fin rot?

Salt is an antiseptic, so administer one teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon of the tank being treated, according to Happy Goldfish. If the fin rot does not improve after salt treatment, purchase a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a pet store or veterinarian.

What does it mean if your goldfish has dropsy?

Dropsy is a very serious condition affecting goldfish. If you notice your goldfish looking fat, swollen or “about to explode” then the problem is probably dropsy. Read this article to find out more about the symptoms of dropsy, what causes dropsy and how to treat it. Fin rot isn’t a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of disease or infection.