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Old 07-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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injured african butterfly fish

I had my girlfriend pick up a african butterfly fish for me from the LFS the about a week ago. I have been there many times and noticed one of the employees is very incompetent. Well anyway, when it got to my house it had a large gash directly above its fin and it was fleshy.

To make a long story short, the fish wont eat(sm. crickets/flake/pellets/sm guppies) and I put it in a floating isolation container and it damaged itself even more. This time on the cheek plate. Any suggestions on how to nurse this guy back to health, or to try and bug the store into giving me another?

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Old 07-02-2004, 06:55 PM   #2
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Melafix is a commonly recommended natural supplement used by many aquarists to heal wounded fish.

I've use it before, but can't say for sure that it works... I lost the fish I was treating.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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Melafix should work. I have used it only once but with good results. I had a pleco get some crazy sickness, it was covered in stringy whit fuzz which completely destroyed his top fin and tail fin, even the bones fell off. I treated the tank with melafix for 3 weeks and now his fins are bigger then they were before.
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did it get its bones back 8O
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yup, tail bones and top fin bones are all back.
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #6
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wow lol. if i lose my leg if i join the army i can regenerate new legs awesome.

im glad for your fish
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