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Old 03-23-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Fish choking?

Hello guys. My goldfish has a small hair (from me -_-) stuck in his gills. Its not very thick, but its definetly stuck and jutting outward. Is he alright? He acts fine, what can I do to get it out? I've tried going at him with my fingers but failed miserably. Should I leave him to take care of it himself?
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Hi.
Is it a hair or could it possibly be a anchor worm? If its a hair it should be able to be pulled out. Of its a parisite you'll need something to kill it like prazi. Can you post a picture?
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If its truly a hair, you should be able to pull it out easily (try a pair of blunt tweezers). If its in fact a worm, you need to treat asap.
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It is a hair. I'm 100% sure. The last time I checked the hair got shorter, maybe he's puking it out or something?
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Just pick the fish up in your hand and pop it out, if you're sure it's a hair.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Not likely. Get yourself a pair of tweezers, remove the fish & quickly pull out the hair. I am sure its extremely annoying to your fish to have this stuck in his gills. If you are unable to do this, just leave it be & hopefully it will dislodge on its own.
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Lol, plucking a small hair from a fish is easier said than done. Thanks for the advice though, I'm going to leave it be, as long as he's not dying I feel less worried.
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