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Old 02-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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glass Catfish damaged barbel

Hello, in my tank I have 4 glass catfish. And i just noticed one of them has a broken barbel. I am not sure if its infected since I am no biologist. I put a little aquarium salt to help reduce the chances of developing one. he was swimming down earlier swims normal just a little crooked. I am curious if there is anything else I should do. Do you think he would survive? Will it grow back? If anyone knows what steps need to be done, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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It should grow back fine. Keep an eye out for infection and fungus. Lots of clean water, bump up your water change schedule until you see healing.
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Thanks blert! How long ya think it will be before it grows back? weeks? months? He swims off balance and that worries me but i will do as you suggest and see what happens.
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At the first sign of worsening post back and see what others suggest as far as medications go.
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