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.
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.
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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Usually it passes after a few days all by itself.
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!
I really didn't realise hillstreams could live so long! Certainly encouraging to look after them.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
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