Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-08-2004, 10:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: KY
Posts: 17
Shell stuck in Naso Tang's mouth

My Naso tang has something stuck in its mouth. It looks like a tubular shell fragment. Maybe from a feather worm. It seems like it is wedged in it's teeth. It ate alright last night. I thought it would just rub on a rock to dislodge it, but its still there today. Anybody have any suggestions? TIA.

David
__________________

__________________
drummerdharris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2004, 11:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,134
If you have to help it get it out...and only if you have to...dip him out, lay a wet towel over it and pull the shell out with tweazers.
__________________

__________________
http://www.reef-aquarium.net

175gallon reef

5,100 gal pond

Fish are people too!
SquishyFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: KY
Posts: 17
Thanks squishy. Have you ever had to do this before? Do you agree that as long as it is eating I should just wait?
__________________
drummerdharris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,134
I have helped lance infected eye on a Volitan Lion. Its eye was swollen really badly, so after trying to treat it, we dipped it out, layed it on a towel...covered it with another wet towel, and lanced it. It only took a small incision to the infection to come out. After that it was fine.

I would watch it over the next day or so. If it cant get it out of its mouth, I would consider removing it. But...this should be the last resort. Its going to be some what traumatic on the fish.
__________________
http://www.reef-aquarium.net

175gallon reef

5,100 gal pond

Fish are people too!
SquishyFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mouth, naso, stuck, tan, tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shrimp molt stuck in clowns mouth carbon Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 11-25-2008 06:14 PM
Cherry Barb Mouth Stuck Open whiddett Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 04-23-2008 02:34 PM
Fish Stuck In Oscars Mouth Rocco Sieffridi Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 22 03-20-2008 04:52 PM
Comet with small cory stuck in mouth - HELP! MrQuan Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 06-04-2006 12:34 PM
Fish with Hair Stuck in his Mouth...Should I do anything? WhiteCloud Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-13-2004 12:06 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.