04-07-2012, 02:46 PM
| || | It won't kill him as long as he can eat. I had a dwarf rainbow that happened to, and there is really nothing you can do. You can try netting it, and quickly and gently close the mouth, and hope it will lock back in that position, but that is stressful. Just give it time and see if he gets it closed himself. In the meantime, feed him flakes or food that is very small and he can swim eat it that way.
Originally Posted by rhymon78
I noticed yesterday that one of my glow lights mouth is stuck in an open position all of the time, none of the others are like this just the one.
I have been dropping in sinking pellets for the corys and other substrate fish, but the glow lights and danios snatch them up too! but the glow lights seem to hold them in their mouth like a football for ages, maybe in hope they will break down? they are too big for them to be honest. maybe this tetra has locked his jaw out trying to eat the pellets?
has anyone else experienced this? is there anything we can do? will it kill him?
here is a picture of the poor bugger.
Also, you may want to place the sinking pellets on the floor to keep the others from grabbing it, though mine do that too, if I don't use a tube to drop the pellets down to substrate. You can use a tube from a syphon if you have that.
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