03-09-2011, 12:26 AM
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you guys all I can tell you is to be very careful and carefully inspect every decoration you buy because I actually knew about that little spot that Rosie got stuck in and I never did anything to cover it up. All kinds of decorations sometimes come with little bubitraps and you probably will overlook them if you dont simulate different scenerios in your head about what could happen in certain areas and parts of the decoration. Rosie is my favorite fish because she's the most active and healthy and she also loves the current Im was such a fool for not covering up that hole and I knew it was going to cause trouble. I first thought about covering it when I read that kuhli loaches like to get into very small and narrow places and so I instantly thought about that little whole and I never did it because I decided not to get kuhli loaches.
The only store that was open was walmart so I went and I got this medicine called Lifeguard by Jungle. It says its all-in-one treatment and also works for ick, infections, fungus, red streaks, milky or shedding slime, flukes, bacterial gill disease, mouth and fin rot, clamped or torn fins and ulcers.
I hope it helps somehow Rosie is fighting for her life as she struggles to swim but I wish she stopped because it going to make her weak and tired Im afraid that might stress her...
this was a helpful tip if there is ever a time when you guys go through something like this which I hope you dont this passage might help.
Your best options are preventing further harm and providing a healthy environment for healing.
Open wounds are prone to infection, especially if the water quality goes south, so be sure to keep your tank water as pristine as possible. You may consider picking up some anti-biotic food or medicine to prevent an infection. Check out your local fish store and see what they supply, it's best if you can go to a fish-specific store, rather than a general pet store, as employees are more likely to know what they're talking about if they specialize. A great option would be adding Melafix to your water, it aids the healing process while fighting bacteria. Melafix won't disrupt your bacterial filter like some other medicines might, so it is a good option for a divided tank. Though you may consider getting a hospital tank.
Next, remove anything in the tank that might irritate the injury, specifically plastic plants. Silk plants and smooth decorations are fine, but anything that could snag or reopen the wounds is right out.
After that it's just a waiting game, some fish are pretty resilient, so fins and scales can definitely grow back given some time.
Last edited by leogtr; 03-09-2011 at 12:34 AM..