fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

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fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by jonstfrancis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:14 am

Hello, I'm new here but need some advice.....

I have 2 Sewellia lineolatas [ http://www.loaches.com/species-index/sewellia-lineolata ] and just noticed when watching one on the glass, that her pectoral and pelvic fins looked tattered. Her tail and dorsal fin looked fine. The other specimen looked fine though I had less of a chance to study that one.

These 2 fish I've had for about 9 months and never had any problems so I'm a little distressed at this find. Is it fin rot? I only had fin rot before with goldfish (a long time ago) and that mostly effected their tail fin.

Sorry I don't have a photo but not really sure how easy it would be to capture this on a photo anyway.

Regards Jon

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by Jim Powers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:28 pm

Does it look like the rays of the fins are separated giving the fish a spiny, hedge hog look to the fins?
If so, we have had similar posts about this condition in hillstreams over the years.
The condition I am referring to is not fatal and seems to take care of itself over time.
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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by jonstfrancis » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:54 am

Thanks for your help Jim!

I tried to find posts on this but I couldn't find... anyway...

The fins don't exactly have the spiny look but rather the fins look like they are dropping the edges, like shedding skin. I can see tiny pieces of the fins hanging off. I've never seen this on any of my fishes before.

I am really hoping this will clear up soon.

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Jon

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by Menu » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:21 am

This link might help you:

http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=

Usually it passes after a few days all by itself.

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by jonstfrancis » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:29 pm

Thank you Menu!
That looks exactly like what my fish has (or had as I think it's cleared up now).
How strange though... Perhaps caused because their pectoral and pelvic fins are constantly running along surfaces?
Thanks again Jim and Menu!

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by Jim Powers » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:40 pm

Its interesting. I haven't seen this in a long time in my hillstreams, but I just noticed my 10 year old Sinogastromyzon wui is going through the same thing. It appears to be shedding :?
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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by jonstfrancis » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:27 pm

Jim Powers wrote:Its interesting. I haven't seen this in a long time in my hillstreams, but I just noticed my 10 year old Sinogastromyzon wui is going through the same thing. It appears to be shedding :?
I really didn't realise hillstreams could live so long! Certainly encouraging to look after them.

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm

Most of the loaches are long living. It gives reason to buying them and keeping them in good nick.
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You wouldnt have that problem with a V8

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Re: fin rot? on Sewellia lineolata.

Post by Jim Powers » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:50 pm

I have a few Gastromyzon that are 9 years old, a beaufortia and S. wui that are at least 10 years old and I have had my original Sewellia for over 5 years, so given the right conditions and a little luck, hillstreams can have a long lifespan.
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