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Old 12-24-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
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v tail grouperr!!

i igave a v-tailed grouper in my tank.. i went to my LFS and was told that it wouldnt be a problem to add another v tailed to my tank.. the grouper in my tank is about 5 uinches big and this new 1 is about 1 and a half inches...

the new small grouper now is missing his tail.. and is very slow to move.. the big grouper kept attacking it.. i now took it out and put it in a smaller tank alone to see if i can help it heal? the fish seems to be pretty scaredd

can anyone think of something i can do to help the fish heal? ... what should i feed him? and any medication or anything to that extent?

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V tail groupers are very aggresssive and I would never put one with another fish if I were to house one. Bad LFS advice.

I wouldn't have touched the injured fish as to avoid more stress. Watch for bacterial/fungal infections and maintain pristine water.

What size tank do you have?
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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500 gallon tank... i have 5 groupers together but theyve been together from the start... i have a v tail, strawberry, 2 panthers, and a yellow grouper?? not shure on the name... i also have 2 ramora and an eal..

my strawberry grouper is about 9 10 inchesl ong...
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That is a big tank so your others are probably fine because they were there at the same time.

Can you take the fish back? I would need to see a pic, if it is bad enough it could survive but may not grow it back.
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Yes you will need to keep a close eye out for a secondary bacterial infection. As stated above you`ll need excellent water conditions.


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I would also soak his food in garlic extreme, to help his immune system.
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FWIW you can use regular garlic and mince it up. I have been doing it for a while, nothing wrong with it at all. I even mix some up when I make some fish goo in a blender.

That garlic extreme is good but very excpensive when you can just use regualr garlic.

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