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neocharles 04-06-2011 10:04 PM

Tetra got it's head stuck!!
 
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I was just wondering if there was anything I needed to do!! My fish got it's head stuck in one of the plastic plants (it's been in there nearly a month now... I don't know what it was doing). I took the plant out, as I don't want to cause any further damage to it...

I can only imagine that it was stuck in there for at least 4 or 5 hours, based on the last time I got track of all the fish in there.


Will he be okay? That white mark, AFAIK, wasn't there before...

Romad 04-07-2011 04:47 AM

It looks like some of his scales are missing. If that's all, I wouldn't worry about it. But if it's an actual wound, you might want to isolate him in a hospital tank and treat it with Melafix.

Either way, keep the water super clean and keep a close eye on it. You don't want a bacterial infection as a result.


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