Lapradei has red lines in its fins?

MGOUZ

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Recently got a 3½in Lapradei and the day after bringing him home a thin red vein like line appeared on his front left fin and then another on his right. I did a water change and added salt but they are still present, is this a bacterial infection of some sort like septicemia or am I just being paranoid?
 

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It could be septicemia. Is the tank cycled? What's the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite reading (using a liquid test)?
 

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Yes the tank is cycled and been running 3 months now, I've had a senegal, delhezi, and 2 ornates and recently got an endlicheri and the lapradei who is the only one with the red lines through his fins. I'm not using a liquid test kit I only have API test strips right now but I can get one today. The strips are reading that nitrate and nitrite are 0, and ammonia in between 0 and 0.5. I'll do another 30% water change and hopefully that helps. What medication should I be getting incase it doesn't?
 

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What have u been feeding? Get some pics. I’d recommend maracyn2, triple sulfa and kanamycin.
 

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I've been feeding them Hikari sinking carnivore pellets. The red lines are really skinny and after doing some more research I'm not sure if it fits the description of septicemia but I wasn't able to find anything specific to bichirs so I could be wrong. Maybe old fin slits healing up? I'm not sure20210831_182424.jpg20210831_174516.jpg20210831_181412.jpg
 

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Doesn’t look like septicemia. Hold on meds. Would keep up on the water changes.
 
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Okay I'll continue with water changes daily until it goes away. I will update when he gets better or if they seem to get worse. Thank you for the help, very appreciated
 
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