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Need some help ASAP!

Hey everyone, I need some quick advice!

I was changing my water yesterday and I noticed that one of my Angelfish has its fins turning white and the ends looking like they are melting :O. There is also a tiny dot of the stuff on its tailfin. He usually keeps one clamped to his side while flapping the other.

I changed the water, turned up the heat a few degrees and added some salt to the water but I am new to any sort of fish diseases so can someone point me in the right direction? This is the first fish i ever got so i want him to LIVEEE!

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Sound likes finrot. See if you can get a pic of it.

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Here's the ugly SOB :P

Behavior has not changed still highly active and eating fine.

How to proceed?
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Check the water conditions if you can, particularly nitrates/nitrites/ammonia.

Did u add anything or move any gravel recently?
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What's your parameters? Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, PH, KH, GH, Temp?

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Just checked and everything is as follows:

Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
pH 7.8

I do not have tests for kh nor gh.

I haven't moved anything around later except for lightly vacuuming the bottom to get food and poo. I have sand substrate with root tabs.

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Temperature right now is 76F

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Any chance for a closer pic of the affected areas?
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Sorry for the low res phone pics here is a closer shot.
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So its pectoral fin is affected?

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So its pectoral fin is affected?
Yes it is the pectorals that are affected right now, and I can see a tiny amount of what appears to be the same stuff on the dorsal fin, close to the body.

It doesn't seem like fin rot to me, looks like there is a growth on the fins.
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Fungus perhaps? Though I'm certain it's finrot.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...85#post2261685

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if you suspect fungus, lower the temperature. it will slow it down...
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It looks like fungus to me... One of my neon rainbowfish had that on one pectoral and her dorsal fins. I initially treated with pimafix for a few day and increased my water change frequency. Her behavior was normal and after about a week it just went away with gradual improvement in how her fins looked over time. The fins were also clamped and unused.
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