- Jun 12, 2018
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What I want to know is will he heal further? What can I do to help? Am I being cruel keeping him alive?
Just the one guy, different views. Seems to be healing as far as the wound is concerned from a medical point of view but then could be something I am not seeingPains me to look at the picture...poor guy. Was it just the one fish and these are several views of it? Do you see any sign of healing?
Thanks for reply, this is the other side, think photos/light makes it redder than actually is, just have pinkness down both lengths of his body.It's hard to tell but in the second photo it looks like the tail is really streaky and red which could mean severe infection like septicemia? It would be hard to imagine a living thing with such a severe injury NOT having an infection of some sort. Maybe someone more familiar with disease or illness will chime in but it doesn't look great from my perspective. Could you get another photo of the side of the fish just to make sure I'm not seeing things that aren't there?
Thanks for the extra photo, it does look a lot less red/streaky with different light so hopefully that means it's not as bad as I thought. That is a very intense looking wound, but maybe the fish will have a full recovery as long as you keep the water quality pristine and it doesn't develop any bacterial or fungal infections.
It is netting that goes across the pond to stop birds and little people, heron (I believe as have a local one) didn’t see the netting and went for bird, I found netting in pond and fish in the pond bit lifeless. Wasn’t a net I use to catch the fish.
I really hope it pulls through just don’t have the heart to put any animal down, still swimming about and eating, good signs from a nursing view lol.Ugh... that poor fish. I applaud your attempt to save it. I think I would be tempted to put it out of it's misery. If it survives, it will be a miracle fish!
Fish is about 14cm long so you can imagine size of the wound - had to google fish anatomy and I think it has missed any vital organs. It’s still swimming about, has its quiet moments tends to stay at bottom but then container isn’t very deep prob double his height, idea was to limit amount of moving he does.Thanks for the extra photo, it does look a lot less red/streaky with different light so hopefully that means it's not as bad as I thought. That is a very intense looking wound, but maybe the fish will have a full recovery as long as you keep the water quality pristine and it doesn't develop any bacterial or fungal infections.
@Donna Saverino MI didn’t want to name him at first but, Sparky is still going and noticed he is moving about more today, tomorrow will be 14 days since he was attacked, that’s got to be a good signOh My! Please keep us informed. That little guy is a hurtin. Hope he knows how much you are trying to do for him. I lost 4 of my fish from last year, all with names. Sounds silly but you can tell we are Pond/Nature People.
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