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el Mattador 12-04-2008 05:55 PM

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.

aquadude 12-05-2008 01:34 PM

He could of been in a fight with another tank member and he is just healing.Who knows.:)

stein048 12-13-2008 12:34 PM

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.

kyfishman 12-26-2008 10:35 AM

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.

Twistersmom 12-26-2008 06:55 PM

Does it look like mouth rot or fungus? May want to put some antibiotics in the water.

1077 12-27-2008 03:24 AM

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.:|

kyfishman 01-01-2009 03:11 PM

OK so what was the outcome? Did he make it or did you flush him?

JHK30 01-01-2009 03:30 PM

mine always fight. but thats probably the most active fish in my tank. ZIP.. ZOOM, ZEEEEEEP. all around lol

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