Clown fish's pectoral fin missing

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  1. scottn2696

    scottn2696 Plankton

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    my maroon clown is missing its pectoral fin. I noticed it a week ago, but i was hoping it would get better but it is not. He is still eating and acting normal but i don't know how much longer that will last. My water test came back good and my corals and invertebrates are doing well. The clown is my only fish and I want to know what I can do.
     

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  3. FishMagnet

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    It previously had a pectoral fin right?

    Fin rot maybe? Any other fins looking ragged?
     
  4. cosmo

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    what inverts do you have?
     
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    2 blue legged hermits and a blood shrimp. and yes the fin was alright when i got it and no other fins are that way
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

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    It looks like something bit it.....any possible culprits?
     
  7. scottn2696

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    The shrimp is the only thing close to its size and I doubt it would do that much damagr
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    That is weird, very weird.

    Have you seen any crabs or heard any snapping sounds at night?

    No serpent stars?

    Feed her well, Selcon addition if you can and maybe try some Melafix.