Goldfish got stuck, caudal fin is torn
on the weekend, my veiltail goldfish somehow managed to get stuck between filter casing and glass pane. I think is was trapped the whole night. When I discovered him this morning, he was somewhat dizzy but ate his food right away. However, his caudal fin is totally frayed, it hangs down in fringes, a part seems to have fallen off and the remaining parts are bloodshot. I already put him in a sera baktopur bath as a preventive measure. Shall I do something else?
That was correct and sufficient.
Do such extreme injuries heal completely, or will the fin remain damaged?
Even large fin injuries heal almost completely if the fin root has not been damaged; injuries of the fin base, however, may indeed lead to crippled growth of the corresponding fin.
Dr. Bodo Schnell