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amber2218 01-26-2007 04:24 PM

Sum1 help quick!
Im so worried about one of my fish :( :cry:
I came home today and saw that one of my orandas is severly not right.

Its mouth has gone, litterally?!!!?

It looks like it may of been attacked by another fish but I havnt seen any fighting. Its mouth is seriously injured. It couldnt eat so Ive moved it to a separate tank and put in some blood worms which it manages to suck up and eat but I just feel so awful as I dont know what has happend and I cant do anything to help it... What has happend?! no other fish seem to be affected but Im really worried HELP plz... anything would be gr8 Thanx :( xxx

FDStation152 01-26-2007 04:28 PM

you wouldnt happen to be able to get any pictures of this would you? also are there any sharp objects in the tank he could have hurt himself on such as rocks?

amber2218 01-26-2007 04:29 PM

hi ill go and take a pic now, theres some plants and a couple of castle ornaments but nothing really sharpish. bare with me and ill try and get a pic up.... x

amber2218 01-26-2007 04:50 PM

wow that was definately a case of easier said than done! anyway the photo quality is rubbish sorry but I had to take them on my phone hope you can make them out lol I shoved em on a quick website ...

thanks x

amber2218 01-26-2007 04:52 PM

the only way I can describe it is that it looks like a cleft pallette.. ?!

FDStation152 01-26-2007 05:22 PM

what kind of filter is in there with him? could possibly also be a case of him trying to eat some of the gravel...goldfish are known to do that from time to time. hard to really see the injury in the pictures but the best bet would be to treat with some kind of medication to prevent secondary infection from setting in. Be sure to keep the water clean as well and perhaps he will heal over time.

amber2218 01-27-2007 02:17 AM

theres only a normal filter not a undergravel one.. its a mystery! It doesnt look like his mouth will ever go bk to normal cuz its like... gone lol?! but im just keeping a close eye on him now in the separate tank to make sure he can eat ok, goin to get some medication today

which would you recommend??

fanx for the replys.xx

FDStation152 01-27-2007 12:13 PM

The popular choice on here seems to be Melafix for such things. Personally I use any medication that contains formalin and/or malachite green. While the pet store people are usually not very good for reliable information you may want to ask them...they arent wrong ALL the time

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