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Old 01-14-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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Rescued red zebra

So I rescued a red zebra from my work today. He was in the fish tank with fantosa (sp?) that were breeding and they were trying to kill him. He was pretty beat up and his belly is sunken in. He looks starved.

I hope I can get him back to health.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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good luck!! how bad is beat up? brilliant job in rescuing it pics now and when it's healed!! x
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Good luck! Pics please!
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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He looks much better today, at work he was gasping at the top for air and swimming a bit wobbly. But now he swims much more normal and looks like his fins just need to grow back...
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He's cute. It's a good thing you helped him.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:38 AM   #6
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Yea, I'm glad they let me take him.

I am having a little problem with him, I know he should be eating veggie base food but the only thing he will touch is blood worms...I don't know what to do
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bloodworms can kill mbuna!!!!

try to feed her pellets or flakes. i give mine tetra colour discs and they go crazy for them.

btw you may want to vent that fish - it looks female to me xx
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I know that blood worms can kill them. But she won't eat anything else...I have like 6 different types of fish food plus I tried peas....
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aww
i think you need to keep trying with the norm food for cichlids. after a while she will get too hungry to leave it x
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:35 PM   #10
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I know I keep trying the Cichlid pellets and algae wafers but when she won't go to the surface to eat I cave and give her blood worms bc her belly is sunken in...
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