do fins grow back?

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by wilma, Oct 16, 2008.

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    wilma Guest

    My poor black fan tail ,after being put inside for the winter , I noticed
    his whole one half of his fat body must have been sucked to the pond filter
    for a time.Now his fins are only half there .His front one just a stub.He
    still eats and swims,mostly in circles.Does'nt seem to be stressed at
    all.Should I salt or use Melafix,,something for a while? Will these fins
    grow back a bit?
    wilma, Oct 16, 2008
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  2. Usually, fins grow back if the spines aren't damaged.
    Derek Broughton, Oct 16, 2008
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    ReelMcKoi Guest

    "wilma" wrote in message
    ===================You may want to enclose the filter in wired together pond plant black
    plastic baskets. Close them like clamshells with the pump inside. Cut a
    "just right" hole for the hose and cord.
    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
    ~~~~ } ~~~ }
    ReelMcKoi, Oct 16, 2008
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    DavidM Guest

    One of our adopted fish is missing a pelvic fin. I'm told it lost the
    fin after becoming entangled in some pond netting. That happened many
    years before we offered the fish a new home in our pond, so I can
    guarantee that a removed fin wont grow back.

    We call the fish Heather Mills.
    DavidM, Oct 18, 2008
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