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So one of my yoyos jumped randomly so i went over and picked it up with my hands, and it bit me. I was actually bleeding. I washed it. Do i have to worry about anything?
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From the research I've done it sounds like he didn't bite but you hit one or both of his suborbital spines. Seems that when they get threatened or stressed they bring the spikes out for their first defense.

But no, I don't think anything will happen to you lol, just put some antibiotic on it and cover with bandaid :)
 

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Botia actually possess dagger like spines under their eyes. Likely what made you bleed. They use them for defence. Unless you have an immunodeficiency then no.
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Well this one for some reason lost all his mouth whiskers. Idk why. The other have them he just has a mouth now, no whiskers. Where are the spines? Cuz when i picked him up he whipped his head around and looked like he bite me, cuz it was just where his mouth was. Well im happy that nothing will happen lol. Just was making sure.
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Under his eyes.
Loss of whiskers means either he is on the wrong substrate or the substrate is dirty. It can easily get infected.
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Botia actually possess dagger like spines under their eyes. Likely what made you bleed. They use them for defence. Unless you have an immunodeficiency then no.
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Okay good to know. Thanks to both of you.
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Under his eyes.
Loss of whiskers means either he is on the wrong substrate or the substrate is dirty. It can easily get infected.
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The substrate is basically sand. Also it isnt dirty. Plus the other to have there whiskers, so do all my cories. So i dont know
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Some specimens are more sensitive than others.
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Ya, but i dont know if that is it. It could be dont get me wrong. Eat eats normal and acts like everyone else. His look just gives him a little more character, i guess lol
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It could still be infected though if he accidentally hurt it on something like a rock or something, anything really and it just became infected.
 

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So should i do anything? It has seemed to stop. But you can literally see his mouth, it is sort of cool.
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If you can keep him in quarantine while you do nightly baths of Potassium Permanganate for 30 minutes, that should help him, double dose and don't let the bath water touch the normal quarantine water.
 

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I cant quarantine him. Is there something i can dose or treat the whole tank with? Diseases are not my best thing.
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Why not? You can float a small tank in the normal tank for the time being.
 

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doesn't have to be a tank, can be any container that hasn't touched soap. A kritter keeper or a storage bin from walmart.
 

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But i also have no way to oxygenate the water. How many baths would i have to do? Is what happened to him life threatening?
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Yes, it is life threatening eventually. It may take time for it to actually turn into a body infection, hard to say though since each fish is different. He'll be fine in a temporary situation, it's more important that you get rid of any infection he may have.
 

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You can go one of two ways, you can use Furan-2 or KanaPlex (Kanamycin) and follow the directions or you can do the Potassium Permanganate (Jungle's Clear Water) baths nightly in a separate container. Either one is fine to do and I can instruct further on each whichever you chose.
 
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