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Khoi 06-15-2007 05:51 AM

Help with a goldfish...
 
I own 3 common goldfish...my idiot friend bought a fighting fish and put it in the tank...the fighting fish bit off part of my smallest goldfish's fin...:(

now it's swimming on it's side...I put it on a small container now...but i dont know if it's gonna make it...

is there nething i can do? :(

Lupin 06-15-2007 07:57 AM

I'd suggest buying a proper tank for the goldfish. 30 gallons and possibly larger is better. Use Melafix to fix its tail and it should heal up. Keep a watch on your water parameters.

Julie's Julies 06-15-2007 11:53 AM

I have seen many types of fish recover beautifully from being fin nipped, so it is not an absolute that the little guy won't pull through. Do keep a very close eye on him to make sure he does not develop fin rot on top of his injury. The initial onset of fin rot may have a cottony appearance at the damage site.

Here's to his improvement!


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