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Old 11-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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If a fish survives from somehow getting their tail fin bitten off etc can the tail grow back?


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Old 11-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Yes, It can take months, but if the fleshy part isn't damaged, odds are the clear part will completely regrow. But you should remove a chewed fish from the main tank. Once fins are damaged, swimming is harder and escaping from bullying gets harder and harder. Other fish will join in on chewing on an injured fish.

If the fleshy part of a the tail gets chewed, infection is likely, so don't let it get that far.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by emc7 View Post
Yes, It can take months, but if the fleshy part isn't damaged, odds are the clear part will completely regrow. But you should remove a chewed fish from the main tank. Once fins are damaged, swimming is harder and escaping from bullying gets harder and harder. Other fish will join in on chewing on an injured fish.

If the fleshy part of a the tail gets chewed, infection is likely, so don't let it get that far.
good advice, would do this like now
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Not necessarily. I had a betta that got it's fins ripped up a few times and it never grew back. It matters what type of fish. With a long fin betta, it often won't grow back. With a guppy, it will unless the fleshy part is damaged like emc said.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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This is my black Molly. Click image for larger version

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That should grow back with proper care. It appears to already be healing.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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Sometimes the color takes longer or doesn't come back, it stays clear. Sometimes splits don't close, especially on long-finned fish. But a fish with that has most of its fins will be just fine and even a fish that has lost most of its fins can recover with time and care. If fins continue to shrink after you have the fish alone and in clean water, consider trying various med for fin-rot until the fins start getting longer again.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #8
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Ok thanks guys


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