split fin or fin rott

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  1. toppdogg

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    hey guys

    i need your help about a week ago i got an empror angel and put him in tank i did notice that that some of his where split and looked like another fish had bullied him
    then he got spot and treated for that. i see that his fins are looking worse than ever
    he is not battling to swim at the mo but i am scared that it is going to get worse and i am going to loose him as he may not be able to swim

    so my question is has anyone else had this problem and what can i use to treat it ?
    please help i really love to see him become an adult
     
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    Split fins is normally a sign of fish fighting, but can also be associated with ill health. You will need to monitor the fish and see if there are any other fish that are chasing him around the tank or trying to bite him. Were his fins split when you bought him or just since you put him in your tank? Is he eating?
     
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    there was a bit but not alot when i bought him
    but it has seemed to be getting worse since in tank
    none of my other fish are chasing him so no fighting happening
    he is eating but not the way he should be but not getting thin so thats a good sign
    thanks for reponse
     
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    Not a good sign if it's getting worse.

    Are you able to identify if it is just split fins or is it actually fin rot?

    Does he seem lethargic at all or is he quite happily swimming around?
     
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    he is a bit lathargic but is still swimming around but does hide quite a bit will keep an eye on him
     
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