NANFA-- fin rot advice

Scott Hedges (
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 08:02:55 -0400

after reading various sources on the treatment of fin rot, and talking to
the local aquarium shop owner ... I am confused and hoping that I can get
some advice from someone who has dealt with the problem in native fish.

I have a 250cm Bullhead (Ictalurus melas) in a 50 gal tank. The fish was
collected a year ago and is healthy and vigorous, but is loosing fin
tissue - the worst area is on the pectoral fin - however all of the fins
show some tattering. The PH of the tank is 7.6 - I was told that water was
the source of most bacterial stress - but I was also told that low PH not
high PH was an issue.

I would be grateful for the chance to correspond with someone who has delt
with this problem and can lead me out of the wilderness of catfish first aid


Scott Hedges
New Haven, CT
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