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Old 06-06-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Dog Face puffer caught in powerhead ! Please Help !!!!

My puffer got caught in my powerhead and it appears his intestine got sucked through his rectum. There is a small red inflated bubble. Will he eventually heal or should i euthanize him. Also will he poison the rest of my fish?
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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There appears to be a significant amount of damage there. Any chance of getting a less blury pic would help to be positive though.

There may be a small chance it could recover but it would normally need to correct itself within a small amount of time or it will fill with fluids and reduce blood flow. Prognosis is not a good one to be sure.

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but if it dies will it poison my 55 gallon thats its in????
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:49 AM   #4
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No, but it should be removed as soon as discovered to be sure it does not pollute the water quality.

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Thank you for your quick response and help. Tomorrow is filter screens for powerheads i think.
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
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Definitely use some type of screen on the ph. My Foxface got stuck on mine once, and I was lucky to have caught that before any damage occurred. From there on, I have always used screens.

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i use sponge filters on mine, it also gives me extra seeded filters i can move to QT if needed
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