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Old 11-17-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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Injured Western Rainbow

My biggest and stupidest rainbowfish has outgrown a rock arch in the tank and got stuck in it. By the time id released him hed managed to do himself some nasty injuries, having lost a lot scales from the dorsal aspect of his head and a nasty looking abrasion just in front of the dorsal fin.

We're doing a big water change, and will keep the water extra clean whilst he heals, and are getting rid of the arch.

Do you guys think i should medicate the whole 300L tank as well and if so what would you use? Ive got a load of bamboo and amano shrimp in there with the fish.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:23 PM   #2
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My biggest and stupidest rainbowfish has outgrown a rock arch in the tank and got stuck in it. By the time id released him hed managed to do himself some nasty injuries, having lost a lot scales from the dorsal aspect of his head and a nasty looking abrasion just in front of the dorsal fin.

We're doing a big water change, and will keep the water extra clean whilst he heals, and are getting rid of the arch.

Do you guys think i should medicate the whole 300L tank as well and if so what would you use? Ive got a load of bamboo and amano shrimp in there with the fish.
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Fresh water should be fine.
If the shrimp tolerate it , a little MB goes a long way towards healing wounds and keeping them from getting infected.
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He's developed a cotton wool like growth over the head wound.

Have seperated from others and placed in clean (100%) water. Have added the only treatment we currently have in which is the "interpet fungus & finrot" which is phenoxyethanol 40000mg/100ml
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Phenoxyethanol[edit]

Phenoxyethanol is often used as a fish sedative or anaesthetic but also has antibacterial and fungicide properties. This chemical is used as a 1% solution (typically use 100mg of powder dissolved in 1000ml of distilled water) and dosage is 10ml per litre of quarantine tank water. Repeat every 2-3 days up to a maximum of 3 times if the animal shows no signs of recovery before performing a 50-60% water change.
Taken from https://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Fungus_treatment
Sounds like it could work.
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