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Roseann Swink
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Username: rpswink

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 09:20 pm:       

I am new, and don't know where to post this but was attracted to the "please help" thread as that is what I need.
We have 4 dwarf gouramis, 2 of them are male neon blue. One of these - snuck into a small ornament (meant for a clown pleco) while we were at work, and got stuck. We saw it within a few hours and gently pryed the fish out. We saw immediately at the very top, was a small scrape showing white instead of the blue that was there originally. Do we need to treat this? If so, what should we do?

Except for this small white scrape, the fish appears to be unharmed. (We removed the ornament instantly - the clown pleco is hiding under the driftwood now, and seems OK with that.) Thanks so very much for your help with this!
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russ
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Username: rasaqua

Post Number: 3991
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 10:58 pm:       

Roseann,

If your normal tank maintenance is being performed ( as in weekly partial water changes of 25-50%) you will help eliminate the possibility of any pathogens in the water from invading the wound. A dose of Melafix, with any carbon removed from the filter, should aid in a fairly quick healing of your fish's scrape.


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Roseann
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Username: rpswink

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Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 12:33 am:       

Thank you russ, we will be changing the water tomorrow and will follow through on the other suggestions as well!
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