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post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2008, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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zebra danio hurt

I noticed this afternoon that my largest zebra danio is hurt. It's like the top part of his mouth is GONE. He's been laying at the bottom of the tank today - something he has never done. I'm thinking he's probably going to die, I just wonder if I should kill him quickly or let him sit in there and suffer.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-05-2008, 01:34 PM
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He could of been in a fight with another tank member and he is just healing.Who knows.:)
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-13-2008, 12:34 PM
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I think he should be fine - my danios pick on eachother alot and then one of them always hides for a bit to recover. They're hardy little fish! Just wait a few days and see how he does.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-26-2008, 10:35 AM
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I agree with what has been said. My zebra danio are very active and do nip at each other all the time.

I am amazed at how hardy this little fish are. I thought I injured one to the point he was going to die when trying to net him. He chilled at the bottom for a day but then popped right back into the action like nothing happened at all.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-26-2008, 06:55 PM
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Does it look like mouth rot or fungus? May want to put some antibiotics in the water.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-27-2008, 03:24 AM
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If part of the fishes mouth is gone it will affect it's ability to eat and could lead to infection at the damaged area. I would euthanize the fish.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-01-2009, 03:11 PM
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OK so what was the outcome? Did he make it or did you flush him?
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-01-2009, 03:30 PM
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mine always fight. but thats probably the most active fish in my tank. ZIP.. ZOOM, ZEEEEEEP. all around lol

Changing my 30gallon freshwater tropical. Into a aggressive fish tank.
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