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Old 05-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #431
 
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You'll def have to post lots of pictures of them <3 they are just the most adorable things I've ever seen.

Also, I had no idea fish could bite. I'm so used to my happy-go-lucky rasboras who just ignore me whenever I'm doing something in the tank that I didn't even think about sticking my hand in the tank with Lionheart and messing with the plants/adding oak leaves/etc.

I guess she wasn't appreciative of my re-arranging. I almost jumped out of my skin it scared me so bad, she bit so hard I could have sworn she stabbed me xD

Suffice it to say I kept one eye on her the whole time after that.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #432
 
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One week to the rasboras being done with QT and this happens -____- not quite sure when it happened, I noticed it at feeding time. I'm not sure if I should do anything at this point or just let it heal on its own. I don't even know HOW it happened :( poor guy. He seems to be swimming okay, though he 'twitches' his tail sometimes.


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Old 05-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #433
 
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #434
 
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So, here's the pic....I hope.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #435
 
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Poor little thing! I'm sorry, Jen!

It's so hard to get a clear picture of these little fish, from here it looks like a torn or nipped fin? If so, I'd leave him alone. Fish heal fins really quickly in clean water - especially with limited stress. He should be right as rain in no time. It was staggering to see how quickly my Tetra healed up after having his fin ripped off entirely!

If you're really concerned, or if it doesn't seem to be healing quickly, a bit of Melafix can really help with torn fins. It's made with Melaleuca oil (a natural remedy I use around the house all the time in the form of TeaTree essential oil - it has amazing *people* healing properties, too!) , and none of my fish have ever had a problem with it, including the wilder Beans and the nano loaches. . .

I think clean water will be more than enough, though. . . IF my assumption of a ripped fin is right?!


heehee, I'll never forget the first time I got nomed on by a fish - a Molly. Yep! Startled me, too! Now they're so used to being hand-fed, even the LOACHES nibble on my arms when I'm doing maintenance. I kind of think it's cute. . . they like me! Or something. . . ;)
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #436
 
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Yeah, the whole top part is missing :( I don't think anyone would nip that hard, but there's no sharp objects in the tank that he could have snagged it on. Should I postpone the move to the main tank if it isn't healed up next week? :( The only thing I can think of is the water bottle baffle, but they've never really ventured over there before, and I can't fathom how he would tear it on that.

Is there a possibility of it getting infected or anything I should look out for, you think?

It surprisingly hurt! The only fish that ever actively nibbled me before were the goldies and minnows in the pond, and that just tickled.

I hand feed her, but sometimes she 'misses', and ouchies, haha. It's now a bit of a game, when I do tank maintenance. She chases me all over the tank. I suppose it's a good deterrent to keep me from constantly re-arranging her 'house' xD
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:12 PM   #437
 
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Never had a betta bite. *wince* I guess it's a fun game. . . sounds a bit scary!

Yes, you want to be on the lookout for any fungus or fin rot. Anything that looks off in that area, really. The new growth that I've seen often appears more white than the old fin for a while, and any coloration will fill in last - so don't be alarmed if you see that, it won't be cottony like fungus at all. I'd probably delay the move, just because it will put stress on him - I'd rather let him heal first, with his shoal for support. Depending on what he looks like, of course. If the ragged edges are healing cleanly and you see obvious signs of new growth, you'd probably be fine to move him, I'd think. . . I'm willing to bet that you'll see significant improvement within a week, honestly. . . based on what I've seen in my tanks as far as nipped fins and random accidents. Fins really do heal up amazingly quickly in a tank where the water is cared for. An extra water change or two won't hurt anything, either.

Accidents DO happen, unfortunately. And sometimes we never figure out what it was. . . there are still a few unsolved mysteries that have happened in my tank. I'm nursing an injured baby right now, too. It is always so upsetting to see. . .
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #438
 
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Wooooh, you just relieved my fear before it even had a chance to become panic xD I was seeing a bit of white on top of where the fin got torn, and I was worrying that it might be fungus. It's not fluffy, just white, though.

I'll go ahead and do this weeks WC early, then, and then do another on WC day :)

Injured fish baby or human baby? :( I hope they get better soon! Accidents are no fun :(
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #439
 
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YAY! Glad I could help, dear. I know the feeling, believe me I do! Keep an eye on it, hopefully it's already new growth!

A fish baby, who is doing well. The human babies have been sick too, but accidents? That's a constant! The little one's nickname is 'Stumbles' ^.^

Oooh! I keep forgetting to tell you that my lilly is doing well! It grew soooooo long. I just got it into the 29, and lost some of the stems (it was all tangled in everything) but a pretty new leaf is already heading up! I'm shocked that it's still alive, but VERY excited about it! ^.^
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #440
 
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Yay for lilies! :D I love watching the new leaves shoot up, it's so much fun and they grow so fast! Yeah, those stems are pretty fragile sometimes, I can't tell you how many I've accidentally snapped :(
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