Bloody finlets

clm08k

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I’ve noticed my albino Senegal with a few bloody finlets the past 2 times I’ve done a water change. I change about 75% of the water every 4ish days. None of the other polys or fish show open wounds. Wondering if the bloody finlets is from aggression (he’s the smallest poly) or potentially from putting PRIME directly in the tank,etc. IDK if his swimming in the area where I poured PRIME would cause burns etc. Any help would be appreciated. He’s acting normal, but want to try to figure out what’s happening. Thank you.
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I’ve noticed my albino Senegal with a few bloody finlets the past 2 times I’ve done a water change. I change about 75% of the water every 4ish days. None of the other polys or fish show open wounds. Wondering if the bloody finlets is from aggression (he’s the smallest poly) or potentially from putting PRIME directly in the tank,etc. IDK if his swimming in the area where I poured PRIME would cause burns etc. Any help would be appreciated. He’s acting normal, but want to try to figure out what’s happening. Thank you.
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Doesn't look like it was attacked because the finlets would be torn imo.
 

J. H.

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Fins go pink if there is chlorine in the water. Maybe the Prime isn't mixed so well? Albinos tend to be delicate, and the colorless skin would show the pinkness best.
Just a shot in the dark.
 

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Hmmmm..... likely not due to a waterchange, prime, or water conditions. Heavy breathing or the eyes would be first to be affected. Believe it to be bumping and grinding into things or some ‘Wrastlin’ amongst one another.

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jaws7777

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I honestly dont know. I doubt its aggression or an injury being that the finlets are intact. Dont think prime could do that as well. Any other red streaks near the fins ?

Has your area been hit with a big storm lately? Possibly increasing the amount of chlorine in the tap water ?

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clm08k

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Thanks everyone for responding so quickly!

The albino is behaving as normal . occasionslly, it has a bloody pec fin near the veins. Im guessing that’s from aggression, as he’s had one bitten off before.Yesterday, he had a small bloody dot on its face. From who knows what. I’ll get a pic of it later. Idk if they are running into stuff or what. My del also appears to have sliced her throat and now had a skin flap? Da heck are these fish doing or what is causing this?

How could I better mix the prime into the tap? Currently I’m using a python and pouring the tap + prime capful into the tank. I would prefer not to lift pre-mixed 5g buckets into the tank.
 
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