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Old 06-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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mouth injury GBR

My german blue ram got a mouth injury a few days ago, yesterday she ate a lot, but afterwards she became lethargic and hasn't been moving away from her safe spot. She was doing fine before the injury, I'm worried, because people say GBRs are so touchy. Could someone please help me identify the issue?
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Could you give us a little more detail on the injury? What does it look like or how it happened would be a good start. Pictures would be really helpful as well.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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The GBR in question tried entering my bettas cave, and my betta struck her on the mouth, the injury was quite small afterward, but during feeding yesterday I witnessed her get bit again because one of my Congo tetras thought the tiny flap of skin on her mouth was food. Today I can't tell if it is worse or better because there's more skin n stuff around it, could it be healing or turning into something worse?
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You probably are going to need to clip the flap off
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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Make sure your water quality is pristine, because the injury can get fungusy or infected. It should heal on its own IME, but I'd watch it just to be sure
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Thnx, my water tested fine, but I did a small water change just to give them some clean water. She seems to be really affected by this, possibly she's getting mouth rot or an infection? Should I quarantine n treat with meds?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Definitely QT her just so it can heal without further injury from other fish. Med's you would have to decide on but make sure she really needs them before using.
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