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Old 09-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question Battle scar or sick?

First of, sorry for not being around so much lately, please know I still care about this forum and its not been easy on this end last few weeks.....

My problem: I just found 1 of my Tiger with a hole on its side attached the "best" picture I could get
Now I'm wondering what the heck it is Battle scar or sick???
So far I took him out into the hospital tank and added little Melafix until I know what I'm dealing with, at least this would help for any wound (fight or sick).

If anyone has ideas I'd be very tankful.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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I've seen my Tiger Barbs go at it plenty of times but I've never seen them do damage like that.What other fish are in the tank?
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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I never see mine fight that's the thing, this tank is totelly peaceful.
Only Tigers (Albino & normal) and 2 mini- Kissing gourami and handful Bronze Cory.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:53 AM   #4
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PS "equipment" in the tank others then filter is only driftwood and the set up (fish and decor) has been like this almost 1 year now, no change in parameters, no sharp objects nadda.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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When you noticed it was it already that size? As in overnight it was an ulcerish looking area the size as seen in your pic?

I'm sorry things have been rough on your end. Not sure what's going on but whatever it is I hope things smooth out soon. I have noticed your absence and was wondering about you and how your family is doing.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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I had exactly the same thing on one of my green barbs a few weeks back. Pectoral fin was barely there too. Like you, it was overnight. Once the other barbs realized that there was an injury they started picking at it. I moved him to a hospital tank and dosed daily with Melafix.

After two weeks it looked healed over so I added him back to the community tank. After a few days it was back to where I started. I don't know if I added him back too soon and the other guys got back to picking at the area but I ended up losing him. There was a hole where his fin used to be.

So, if you are able to keep him in a hospital tank for longer than I did, I would keep him in there for at least a month.

I hope you have better luck than I did. I really loved that fish :(

And it's nice to "see" you again.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
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Ouch! Poor tiger. That looks painful. I'm certainly no expert but it looks bacterial to me and would probably need an antibiotic. You might want to pm Bettababy before you do anything though. She's really good with medications/diseases and such.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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Sorry for the delay in reply here...I had to lay my beloved 'son' my Doggie Maxx of 7yrs to rest and its killing me.

The Barbs where fine one day, next day I noticed one off to the side of the others and looked and seen what ya'll see on the pic. I netted him out and added Melafix to the QT tank, thou I'm no nurse and my eyes been pretty puffed up last days to see right but I'm not sure its changing any (not for better or worst).
I'll keep him sep and see what happens, he's eating right and its not getting worst so no reason at this point to euthanize him IMO.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:57 PM   #9
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I am sooooo very sorry about your Maxx. That is one of the hardest things we ever have to do in life. When you're feeling sad, just try to think of how much joy and love you gave each other.

Hugs ( ) ( )

As for your barb, my dude never lost his appetite, zipped around the hospital tank just like he zipped around the 75 gallon tank. It took a good week before I saw any real healing with the Melafix but it did work. I just don't think I kept him in the hospital tank long enough. Good luck with the healing.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:49 PM   #10
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Natalie- I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know you loved Maxx very much and I know you feel gutted.
It's always so hard anytime we have to say goodbye to one of our "kids". *hugs*
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