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    Split dorsal fin

    What are your experiences w/ a koi with a split dorsal fin like this? Should this be treated or left to heal on its own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    What are your experiences w/ a koi with a split dorsal fin like this? Should this be treated or left to heal on its own?
    heal on it's own. i had a showa that i damaged its dorsal like this while netting it.

    left it alone for a couple of weeks and it was healed as good as new.

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    Yupper. If you take a look at some of the QT shots on my Omosako Shiro growout form you'll see a similar split on ours and it healed with nothing but good water faster than I thought possible. Had a few pec fin splits along the way that healed perfectly too with never a single invtervention.

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    I would let heal on it's own, if the water quality is good then there should be no problem. I would just monitor it for infection from time to time.

    Tony

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