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Old 11-18-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation badly hurt coral beauty angel

My coral beauty angel has been badly hurt. Somehow, SOMETHING in my tank has cut his lips OFF!! I don't know if he has gotten them caught in my powerhead, or if my coral banded shrimp did it, as she is getting very aggressive towards her tankmates. Skittles (the angel) still comes out for feeding, as he did before, but he cannot pull the food into his mouth. This happened last friday, almost a week ago, and i am worried do death. How much time does he have left? Does anyone think the shrimp did it?
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Well that's interesting, Lips riped off. Did this happen over night, If not, there is bacteria that will eat away at fish over time, kind of like a human getting gang green.
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it happened, well, one minute he was swimming with lips attached, and the next, well maybe a couple hours later, they were gone. I'm thinking the shrimp did it, because she is getting meaner and meaner by the day. He still tries to eat. You can see the muscles working, opening and closing when he breathes. its sad.
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Well i assume you know that this angel cannot be kept with other angels. or other looking species . the smaller one will loose, Is there other angels
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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no. he is the only one. i had a half black, but he mysteriously died a few weeks ago.
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It could be various reasons. PH you mentioned or shrimp. Could be a disease. All we can do is guess unless we get more info.
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Did this happen before, or after, you added the Lionfish?
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this happened after i added the lionfish, like, two days after. the rest of my fish are thriving and doing as well as i could imagine they should be doing.
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Did ur fish lips look like these?



Cause my clown went through something similar couldnt move lips to eat. Would lay on the sand listless. It got progressively worse way worse than the pic. Would want to eat and caught food at times. Came to a point where i really thought it was a gonner. Then it bounced back. At first i thought physical injury but as time passed it would go away then all of a sudden come back leading me to think fungal or bactirial infection.
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oh no. his lips are completely gone. i do not exaggerate when i say this. i will try to get a pic taken of him to post in this thread.
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