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Fin Rot?

The tips of one of my male Thai Black Moscow guppy's dorsal fins is frayed and white looking. What could have caused this? What can I do to fix it?
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Maybe he got nipped. Ivwould just keepvan eye on it.
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Maybe he got nipped. Ivwould just keepvan eye on it.
It's not fuzzy or anything like I've seen in fin rot pictures, but there's a rip through the center of the dorsal fin and the edges around it and the tip of the fin is white/gray. One the other male its just plain black. Didn't notice this until today.

How serious is fin rot? Is it treatable? What kind of medications should I use? Is it lethal?
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Got some Melafix. I'll see if that does the trick.

EDIT: Did a 10 gallon water change total today, dosed Melafix and AmQuel.
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Keep the water really clean and maybe add a dose if salt. He should make a recovery. Fin rots not serious unless a secondary infection sets in (such as septicemia) when the rot reaches the base of the fin. If that happens antibiotics may be needed.
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Keep the water really clean and maybe add a dose if salt. He should make a recovery. Fin rots not serious unless a secondary infection sets in (such as septicemia) when the rot reaches the base of the fin. If that happens antibiotics may be needed.
Thanks!... and I didn't know what septicemia meant, so I highlighted it and searched it on Google, then went to images... APPARENTLY IT'S NOT JUST FOR FISH! So nasty lol. I saw what you meant when I added "guppy" to the search terms lawl.

I kept up with the 5 gallon water changes every night and I am still doing them. Every day the water in the bucket looks a bit clearer. I add AmQuel+ and Melafix. Not only does the Melafix make the water smell fantastic, but it cured up the fin rot in about three days (or at least lessened the white) and now the white part is completely gone and I can see the fin is repairing itself! Thanks guys! I'll keep you updated and post back here once the fin has fixed itself.
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