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snoskiur
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Location : Mechanicsville, VA
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PostSubject: Injured fish... advice?   Injured fish... advice? Icon_minitime5/13/2011, 10:58 pm

Hi! I have had this issue in the past and never really know the best way to handle it. I have a couple fish that have moderate avulsions or abrasions - bad enough that if left in the tank, they'd be worn down. Both of them are healthy, color is good and they're acting alright. For now, I have each of them in separate breeder baskets, but I hate to keep them there until they heal, that will take a while. So, what do you recommend, and is there anything I can do to speed the healing process?
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fishface30
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Posts : 614
Location : St, Louis, MO
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Angelfish, Rummynose Tetras

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PostSubject: Re: Injured fish... advice?   Injured fish... advice? Icon_minitime5/13/2011, 11:30 pm

I'd be curious to hear other people's input. Firstly, if it possible that fish infected with parasites can look normal aside from their abrasions from irritation? Maybe they hang out too close to the heater and get burned? I wonder if it'd be a starting point to go bare tank and see if they heal, and gradually add in decor piece by piece to ensure it isn't some particular decor that they are rubbing onto. Healthy fish don't rub on things normally, in my opinion.
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MarkM
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Location : Prairieville, LA
Favorite Fish: : If it swims and has fins and gills, I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Injured fish... advice?   Injured fish... advice? Icon_minitime5/14/2011, 12:07 am

Try using Melafix to speed up the healing process.
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snoskiur
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Posts : 111
Location : Mechanicsville, VA
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids; mostly peacocks and haps

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PostSubject: Re: Injured fish... advice?   Injured fish... advice? Icon_minitime5/14/2011, 12:17 am

Got to find a way to get another tank, I suppose, to treat them...
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cwhip
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Location : Md
Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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PostSubject: Re: Injured fish... advice?   Injured fish... advice? Icon_minitime6/17/2011, 11:08 am

how are the fish? what kind of fish are they?

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