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Old 12-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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deep laceration on my pearly jawfish!!!

it took me some time but i was finally able to get a pearly jawfish from the pet store. it's not the best looking one because it got really beat up during the shipping/handling. but anyways, i took it home and put it in my QT tank. My QT tank has two live rocks and a U-shape PVC. the filter is AC30. Anyways i came home today to find a deep laceration on the head of my jawfish!!!!!!!! almost bone deep. what should i do? would Pimaflex or Melaflex work with wound?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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i can't get a pic of the fish because it's hiding under one of the LR. the ironic thing is that i was just at petco today just looking around and actually picked up both the Pimafix and Melafix and debating whether or not i should get it. and of course, i didn't get them when i left
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Now that I think about it, laceration is an understatement. A hole in the head should be more appropriate. here's some pics I was able to take. This is the 3rd day since incident. The fact that it's not dead is very relieving. also, a dose of Melafix was introduced to hopefully heal the wound. not sure if the wound is too traumatic or deep to heal




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Oh the poor thing! Try to keep the water as clean as possible, it might heal if it doesnt get infected.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Oh the poor thing! Try to keep the water as clean as possible, it might heal if it doesnt get infected.
my thinking as well. is there a recommendation for wound-healing medication? Also I rescued a Randall goby from Petco this Sunday as well with its dorsal fin cut. so I got two patients in the hospital tank now
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my thinking as well. is there a recommendation for wound-healing medication? Also I rescued a Randall goby from Petco this Sunday as well with its dorsal fin cut. so I got two patients in the hospital tank now
I have no experience with meds, but I wish you luck.
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This is my Randall goby, you can see the missing half of the dorsal fin
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