My goldfish injured please help - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 12-03-2010, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Exclamation My goldfish injured please help

So my fish got stuck between two rocks this afternoon when I went to school and when I got back from school I released him and now he has bad injures on his body! Is there anyway to cure him?
Injures include-
Broken scales
Missing scales
Red spots (I'm guessing it's kinda like a scab but fish don't really have blood)

Last edited by Jivabel; 12-03-2010 at 10:27 PM.
Jivabel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 12-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Melefix or aquarium salt?

10 Gal. Divided Tank:
Bright orange Male VT Betta - Buckethead
Blackish body with turqoise and red-orange tail Male CT Betta - Suicune

Other Pets:

  • 2 cats - Stinker(M)and Smudge(F)
  • 1 Syrian Hamster - Rocky (M)


RIP Calypso [12.17.11] and Kwimby [3.29.12]<3
danifacetastic is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-04-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
It's just freshwater.
Jivabel is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-04-2010, 11:20 PM
Aquarium salt is to help relax and heal freshwater fish.


Aquarium Salt as a Treatment and Cure for Tropical Fish and Goldfish.

10 Gal. Divided Tank:
Bright orange Male VT Betta - Buckethead
Blackish body with turqoise and red-orange tail Male CT Betta - Suicune

Other Pets:

  • 2 cats - Stinker(M)and Smudge(F)
  • 1 Syrian Hamster - Rocky (M)


RIP Calypso [12.17.11] and Kwimby [3.29.12]<3
danifacetastic is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-04-2010, 11:53 PM
New Member
 
BEARitone's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by danifacetastic View Post
Aquarium salt is to help relax and heal freshwater fish.


Aquarium Salt as a Treatment and Cure for Tropical Fish and Goldfish.
Actually the benefits are largely exaggerated. Basically the claim is that it helps build their stress coat, while this is true the reason that it works is that the salt aggravates the fish and they develop a thicker slime coat. Really all you can do for him is to keep the water clean, provide places to hide and feel safe(like overturned flower pots), and let him heal. Keep an eye out for infection or disease.

That's my advice anyways, you might want to research salt and weigh the data yourself but I feel like it isn't the solution it is made out to be.
BEARitone is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-05-2010, 09:48 AM
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
The stress coat is very important! If the goldfish has made physical contact with an object, the stress coat has been damaged, or maybe even gone! No or little stress coat will make your fish much more likely to get diesases, as the stress coat is your fish's biggest protection against harmful diesases.

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
small fry is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BEARitone View Post
Actually the benefits are largely exaggerated. Basically the claim is that it helps build their stress coat, while this is true the reason that it works is that the salt aggravates the fish and they develop a thicker slime coat. Really all you can do for him is to keep the water clean, provide places to hide and feel safe(like overturned flower pots), and let him heal. Keep an eye out for infection or disease.

That's my advice anyways, you might want to research salt and weigh the data yourself but I feel like it isn't the solution it is made out to be.
+1 on the salt issue. I keep Discus, and while they aren't like Goldfish, their slime coats are very important to their well being. On a number of different occasions I've had a Discus spook so badly that they rubbed off huge portions of their scales on driftwood and what's left is a nasty abrasion. All I do is provide fresh clean water (no salt) and they heal up in no time. LOTS of water changes go a long way in helping a fish heal. Clean water promotes healing and will keep bacterial or fungal infections at bay. Good luck.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
Reply

Tags
goldfish , injury

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Angelfish injured PCast66 Cichlids 9 05-01-2009 12:34 PM
goldfish mouth injured... goldfishboy Tropical Fish Diseases 8 03-11-2007 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome