Clamped Fin

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The Cause :
The cause is not specific to one disease or parasite. Causes can be due to bad water quality, other disease or parasites. The cause can be difficult to determine in order to cure the disease, diagnose properly.

Prevention :
Maintain a healthy water quality and use a quarantine tank for new fish.

Symptoms :

  • Fish will hold their fins close to their body instead of fanning them out as they normally do.
  • Listless behavior

Treatment :

  • Provide 20% water changes weekly. (More often if water quality is down).
  • If the illness is the result of infections, a multipurpose antibiotic may be used.
  • 1 TBS of salt in your freshwater aquarium can help prevent diseases.