Near Dead Pacu 911 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Near Dead Pacu 911

My husband and I came home tonite to find that the surge protector we have our fish tank plugged into had gotten unplugged by our puppy and our tank was very, very cold. Our Pacu was near dead, floating and not responsive. We immediately filled our bathtub with water, gradually making it warmer for him. He's still floating belly up, occasionally showing slight movement. Our Oscar, who is MUCH smaller, is not very active, but he is definitely alive and swimming along the bottom of the tank. The Pacu is probably 8-10 inches long and 6 months old. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

LT
lntriplett is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 01:28 AM
Member
 
flatcam1's Avatar
 
OH GOD!!

don't put the pacu in the bath tub!!!!!!!

the soap will kill it!!!!!

http://216.55.166.77/userpix/51_Flatcam_sig_2_1.jpg
Flatcam1
thanks guys for letting me be a mod! evan though it was a short while, i am still very grate full. :)
flatcam1 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 01:35 AM
Member
 
flatcam1's Avatar
 
i had a friend who knew nothing about fish and he put his goldfish in the bathtub! and then they 'mysteriously' died soon after.....
i then told him, it was the soap that killed them......
:(

http://216.55.166.77/userpix/51_Flatcam_sig_2_1.jpg
Flatcam1
thanks guys for letting me be a mod! evan though it was a short while, i am still very grate full. :)
flatcam1 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 03:29 AM
New Member
 
pleco_cory_fan's Avatar
 
Depends how clean it is flat but hopefully there wasnt any trace of soap left. Good luck wiith the pacu though.
pleco_cory_fan is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 05:53 AM
Lauri
Guest
 
I believe in a situation like that you need to drain water out of the tank itself maybe 15%-20% and slowly raise the temp by adding warmer water.
Best of luck to you.
 
post #6 of 6 Old 01-19-2007, 03:05 PM
Member
 
Gump's Avatar
 
Just plug the heater back in and let it go up slowly. Dont transfer it to a bathtub...
Gump is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pacu or Pirahna? willieturnip Freshwater and Tropical Fish 13 09-23-2009 12:52 PM
Pacu daisycutter Freshwater and Tropical Fish 7 12-05-2008 09:35 PM
Pacu Questions Jo Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 10-21-2008 07:47 PM
red pacu wejlick1 Characins 14 03-29-2007 01:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome