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post #1 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Omg, while doing my pwc in my 75 gallon i found one of my platys barely alive stuck behind the CO2 cartridge. I have moved him to the quarentine tank and tried to hand feed him. He is on his side on the bottom of the tank and barely moving. I think he ate some of the brine shrimp/spiralina mix i fed him. Can he be saved?? What else can i do? I feel just sick that this happened and threw that stupid cartridge out of my tank immediately.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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I am not much help in these situations but I would just make sure the fish has clean water an a airstone for plenty of oxygen. Hope the lil guy pulls through! Best if luck and maybe someone can offer more help!

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 09:01 PM
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Awwwww.... sorry about your fishie :(

Does he look like he has any injuries? I think the best you can do is keep him as stress free as possible and +1 on the advice that Boredomb just gave you.

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post #4 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I am not much help in these situations but I would just make sure the fish has clean water an a airstone for plenty of oxygen. Hope the lil guy pulls through! Best if luck and maybe someone can offer more help!
I am just sick :( ive been looking for him for 2 days :( i looked under all the driftwood and rocks and thought the angels must have ate him. By sheer luck i found him tonight after tankcare. My quarentine tank is cycled and fit for a king. A 10 gallon with only him an some snails. Oh shoot, will the ramshorns eat him alive???? I keep the snails in there to keep it "alive" as this is the frst time ive ever actually had to use it.
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Awwwww.... sorry about your fishie :(

Does he look like he has any injuries? I think the best you can do is keep him as stress free as possible and +1 on the advice that Boredomb just gave you.
No injuries that i can see. Just weak. And pitiful. Hes gotta make it or else my other 3 platies, howard, leonard and raj, will be without sheldon :(
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 PM
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I wouldn't think the snails would bother the fish unless it was dead and even then I am not sure they would do anything to it.

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post #7 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
Should i just let him rest or should i stimulate him to move and keep breathing?
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 09:51 PM
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I would leave him be. Making him move might stress him even more

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-23-2013, 11:08 PM
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Leave him, prodding him will cause more stress and that is definitely not what he needs right now.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-24-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
Update: Sheldon is moving on his own a little and no longer is on his side. He is still on the bottom of the tank, but looks like he is gaining some stregnth back. I sure hope he pulls through!
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