HI MY RED TAIL CATFISH SWALLOWED A ROCK AS BIG AS AN EGG AND Y DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HELP HIM, HE IS ABOUT 12 TO 14 INCHES LONG AND YOU CAN REALLY NOTICE THAT THE ROCK IS IN HIS BELLY ...ANY SUGGESTIONS????
First of all, pls do not post in All Caps. It may sound grouchy to others although we do understand your situation.
We've never heard of a fish swallowing a rock. It would be virtually impossible to remove the rock. The only way is asking your vet for the surgery but I doubt the fish would ever survived although anesthetics are injected on the fish to lull it to sleep so it won't feel the pain which would make it struggle too much.
There's nothing more I can do for you.
Wish you best of luck and hope your fish survived the operation. Only operations can remove the rock.
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