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Old 05-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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I just got a new voliton lionfish today. I'm dripping him right now. I was looking at him in the bucket and on one side of the base of his tail (the meaty part) it looks like he had a someone cut him and mame him with something. The scales around the area are risen. All of the rest of his body is perfect. Also, he has a mucus coming out of his fins. Is this venom? Should I put him in TE tank so he doesn't breath it in?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Really I don't think you have to cuz I don't think it is in the water around him plus he is most Likely he is amuoned to it but I have no experience with venomous fish just a good Idea I thought
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Adding a few drops of stress coat to the bucket can help. Your main problem is fighting off infection. If you can quarantine then that is your best bet. He might not get along so well if hes stressed, If you can quarantine i suggest some melafix to help him heal.
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Yah you should Quarantine to to get rid of all of the parasites and monitor his behavior to see how he is dealing with the stress
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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Adding a few drops of stress coat to the bucket can help. Your main problem is fighting off infection. If you can quarantine then that is your best bet. He might not get along so well if hes stressed, If you can quarantine i suggest some melafix to help him heal.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Ok... I don't have any melafix and he's in the tank because I don't have a quarantine..... So do you think soaking his food in vatamins and possibly garlic would help?????
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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Here's pic. Just some cuts right? From a different angle it looks like a gash, not just raised scales. And would the vitamins/garlic help?
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It would make him more healthy but I would not get rid of any stress the fish mite have and ps I highly recommend you get a quarantine tank
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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It has now changed to this. The back scales have healed but in the front try fell of an there is a big idk what. What can I do!?!?
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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Geez what happened to him?
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