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Old 07-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
 
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yoyo loach question

So one of my yoyos jumped randomly so i went over and picked it up with my hands, and it bit me. I was actually bleeding. I washed it. Do i have to worry about anything?
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
 
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From the research I've done it sounds like he didn't bite but you hit one or both of his suborbital spines. Seems that when they get threatened or stressed they bring the spikes out for their first defense.

But no, I don't think anything will happen to you lol, just put some antibiotic on it and cover with bandaid :)
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #3
 
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Botia actually possess dagger like spines under their eyes. Likely what made you bleed. They use them for defence. Unless you have an immunodeficiency then no.
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Well this one for some reason lost all his mouth whiskers. Idk why. The other have them he just has a mouth now, no whiskers. Where are the spines? Cuz when i picked him up he whipped his head around and looked like he bite me, cuz it was just where his mouth was. Well im happy that nothing will happen lol. Just was making sure.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
 
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Under his eyes.
Loss of whiskers means either he is on the wrong substrate or the substrate is dirty. It can easily get infected.
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Botia actually possess dagger like spines under their eyes. Likely what made you bleed. They use them for defence. Unless you have an immunodeficiency then no.
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Okay good to know. Thanks to both of you.
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Under his eyes.
Loss of whiskers means either he is on the wrong substrate or the substrate is dirty. It can easily get infected.
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The substrate is basically sand. Also it isnt dirty. Plus the other to have there whiskers, so do all my cories. So i dont know
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:34 PM   #8
 
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Some specimens are more sensitive than others.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #9
 
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Ya, but i dont know if that is it. It could be dont get me wrong. Eat eats normal and acts like everyone else. His look just gives him a little more character, i guess lol
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:39 PM   #10
 
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It could still be infected though if he accidentally hurt it on something like a rock or something, anything really and it just became infected.
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