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Old 03/17/2021, 10:54 AM   #1
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Spotted mandarin losing weight and fin rot

My spotted mandarin has recently started losing weight and his anal fins seem to be rotting. He has been in a 80 gallon for over 10 years so I donít think itís a copepod situation. Plus he has always eaten frozen, pellets, eggs basically anything Iíve put in the tank. Heís still hunting but doesnít seem interested. I thinking he has a bacterial infection. About a month ago I was cleaning the tank and when I wasnít looking he thought heíd check out the hose and got sucked up in it and into the bucket.☹️
I have a QT always set up that has a ton of pods and chaeto in it. If I move him to there what should/could I treat him with?
Any help is appreciated!


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Old 03/17/2021, 02:41 PM   #2
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It may be age. We don't always know the age of fishes, but 10 years is respectable for a small fish. I'd recommend just let him r&r with excellent food supply.


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Old 03/17/2021, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hey Sk8r! I was wondering if that was a cause. I got him “used” so I don’t know how old he was when I got him. I did get him to eat some eggs so ����. Thank you for your reply!


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