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Old 07-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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Fish on Fish Violence

Picked up an albino red top zebra from my lfs, and I was given his tank mate for free. The reason is because the one I bought had beaten the brakes off of this other fish and it looked rather weak. While I have the healthy red top in my tank with my other fish, I have the beaten up one in a hospital tank that I dosed with Prime (just because), and a double dose of Seachem Stress Guard. He's alone, under low blue LED night lights. Is there anything else I can do to help this fish survive? All of my fish that I've found in this state I haven't been able to save, and I'd really like to save a fish for once.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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I have had luck with melafix if there doesn't seem to be an infection. If you suspect there is I would try maroxy by Mardel. That stuff works MIRACLES
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Well, the fish came into the lfs healthy, but got beaten by it's tank mate. I don't see any signs of infection, just abuse. Hopefully the Stress Guard works.
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It's day 2 and it's still alive. Did a water change earlier today. I hope I didn't stress it out too badly as it was swimming around as best it could with no tail fin.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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The fish survived the water change just fine, and I saw her eat some flake food today. She is missing a majority of her tail fin, and her other fins are still raggedy, but I've only had her 2 days so I know fins take some time to heal. Tomorrow I'll put her in full white light as a normal fish and observe her behavior. I SHOULD do a water change as well, but I think we are out of the danger zone for her. She is in no shape for general population, but she looks like she's no longer on death's door. YAY!
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