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PostSubject: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:51 pm

On Sunday I bought 2 Blue Congo Tetras when I came home from work last night one of them had tried to swim threw a hole in the ornamental castle which was too small for it and proceeded to get stuck. I managed to get it out but it has some slight damage just behind it's head and has now gone into hiding. is their anything I can do to prevent it becoming infected? Or do I just need to keep my fingures crossed and hope it's okay?
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:58 am

Try some melafix its good for cuts and scrapes
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:56 am

As alison suggested John, a dose of Melafix & Pimafix (both natural remedies) for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal purposes will help in the healing process. Smile

The most important thing though is to make sure your water is pristine so do a water change before you add any treatment, dose for a week and then do another water change afterwards. That should give the fish a good head start in healing any injury. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:03 am

Thanks for that. I have a bottle of Interpet general tonic will that do the same job?
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:36 am

Probably won't hurt but is less natural than melafix.
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:42 am

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:13 am

as mentioned Melafix will help.

hope its ok
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:18 pm

Fish have a habit of doing this sort of thing. One of my goldfish swam into an ornament and couldnt turn round to swim out again. Fortunately I was able to get it out ok, but I am now really careful about the size of the openings in any ornaments.

I think I remember reading about a fish that got stuck in an ornament and the only way to get it out was with a jig saw affraid

Surprisingly the fish survived Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:55 pm

Poor fish, hope he recovers. Maybe leave the lights off so he can chill in the dark a bit Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:07 am

Unfortunatly found it dead this afternoon Sad.
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:03 am

Oh thats a shame john. Perhaps its time for a rethink of the interior design. Ive had to do that a few times because of similar things too Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:12 am

Sorry to hear that John.

Don't know if it was one of my fish Diana heard about? One of my spiney eels got stuck in a rock and my other half had to use a jigsaw to get him out. He's still going strong a year or so later.
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:53 am

indigoj wrote:
Sorry to hear that John.

Don't know if it was one of my fish Diana heard about? One of my spiney eels got stuck in a rock and my other half had to use a jigsaw to get him out. He's still going strong a year or so later.
Thanks.
That sounds like a bit of a delicate operation.
Can't decide whether to replace the castle with something else or not, it's been in their for years and this is the 1st time something like this has happened.
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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:33 am

You could just put a lock on the door :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:06 am

Aw, sorry to hear that John. It could've been the shock and stress of the experience rather than the actual injury that killed it. I lost a fish in a similar way when it got stuck inside an ornament and I didn't notice until too late. To avoid it happening again, I plugged up the hole with a stone - maybe you could do something similar. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Help My Blue Congo Tetra got stuck in a hole   Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:24 am

Diana wrote:
You could just put a lock on the door :lol:
You don't happen to know a good locksmith do you :lol: ?

I think i'll go with marys suggestion and put stones over the holes, sounds like the cheaper option Smile
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