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post #1 of 7 Old 08-17-2006, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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SWALLOWED A ROCK

HI MY RED TAIL CATFISH SWALLOWED A ROCK AS BIG AS AN EGG AND Y DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HELP HIM, HE IS ABOUT 12 TO 14 INCHES LONG AND YOU CAN REALLY NOTICE THAT THE ROCK IS IN HIS BELLY ...ANY SUGGESTIONS????
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-17-2006, 06:20 AM
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Hi and welcome,

First of all, pls do not post in All Caps. It may sound grouchy to others although we do understand your situation.
We've never heard of a fish swallowing a rock. It would be virtually impossible to remove the rock. The only way is asking your vet for the surgery but I doubt the fish would ever survived although anesthetics are injected on the fish to lull it to sleep so it won't feel the pain which would make it struggle too much.
There's nothing more I can do for you.

Wish you best of luck and hope your fish survived the operation.:) Only operations can remove the rock.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-17-2006, 09:44 AM
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lol My old goldfish aways eat rocks.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-17-2006, 03:21 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your fish, but I have to agree with Blue on this one. There's not much you can do for him except have it removed surgically. Why did he swallow a rock? Does he do this often?

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-18-2006, 05:32 AM
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:( I don't think you can do more than watch and keep us informed. How big a stone did he swallow? He might be able to pass it out naturally. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-25-2006, 09:25 PM
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My goldfish almost got one lodged in its throat but it spit it out and bounced off the glass with an audible *crack*
hope your fish survives. I have my fingers crossed.
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