Question about wrasse/ fin healing in general

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I just got a halichoeres leucoxanthus wrasse in the mail today and it has a blemish/ chunk missing on its top fin. It's a juvenile, just wondering if that should heal up and return to normal under proper conditions or if it just stays that way even through the adult transition.

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If it doesn't get infected, that will heal in a week or two. It doesn't involve the base of the fin rays, so it is superficial. Take a look though, is it producing mucus feces? A little bit isn't a big issue, but keep an eye on it.

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If it doesn't get infected, that will heal in a week or two. It doesn't involve the base of the fin rays, so it is superficial. Take a look though, is it producing mucus feces? A little bit isn't a big issue, but keep an eye on it.

Jay
Thanks so much for your reply! Very glad to hear that. I was also wondering about the stringy feces but I just looked and it is actually gone now, assuming that was maybe from shipping stress since I just unboxed it this morning
 

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