06-23-2010, 09:56 PM
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Thoughts for my oscar
I have an oscar, either a velvet or a tiger... he is very exuberant when he (she) gets fed .. and sometimes bites my finger. It really doesn't hurt but it can be a bit startling. Well, tonight he bit my finger, hung on and when I pulled my hand back he went sailing through the air and landed on a rather hard floor. He flopped around, then stopped. When I picked him up he made no effort to resist, flop or anything. Back in the tank, he sank to the bottom and slowly swam to the back of the tank and stayed there for a little wile. Now, he's back in his spot (at least when I'm at my desk .. he usually is there, thinks he' s gonna get something) but he is moving slowly, not as powerful as before..
Anyone ever have this happen.. with any fish... I have no doubt he has to be hurt, he had to have fallen something over 5 feet onto linoleum with an undersurface of concrete.
I am really fond of this fish... think he'll survive? What kind of damage is possible? About 10 minutes from the accident, he is just... subdued..
Anyway... signing off for the night... ..