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post #1 of 5 Old 10-09-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
internal bleeding

I swear I'm not trying to spam the boards here. Seriously though, if my gourami is bleeding internally, is there any hope for him? Let's be realistic here :(
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-11-2011, 02:42 PM
Realistically, no. Sorry. If it's a large enough bleed that you can see him turning red under the skin, then there's nothing can really be done. I had a cory die that way after getting caught on my filter intake, it was very sad, but pretty quick if it's any consolation.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-11-2011, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
Since it's been 48 hrs and he's not dead, I think it was open wounds/missing scales. I didn't have the willpower to euthanize him Sunday, so not he's just medicating :(
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-12-2011, 08:35 AM
Yay! That's great news! Internal bleeding will usually spread pretty quickly. Make sure you keep the water as clean as possible and treat with 1-2 tsp/gallon of aquarium salt to keep any open wound from getting infected.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-12-2011, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
He gets 100% water changes and new salt, plus medications. I don't have much hope for him, since he shows no more vivacity now than he did on Sunday. He does look better, though.
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