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Old 03-16-2021, 06:38 PM   #1
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Loach with fish stuck in its mouth?!?!

What do I do. The loach has had a fish stuck in its mouth for 2 days now?

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Old 03-16-2021, 06:50 PM   #2
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Hello, what type of fish was eaten & what type of loach? A pic if possible would help.
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What do I do. The loach has had a fish stuck in its mouth for 2 days now?
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It has swallowed a very small golden zebra loach. I tried to pull it out but I ended up braking its tail off.
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Golden zebra loaches have ocular barbs that are hidden by a fold of skin. They pop out when stressed or for defense(like a switch blade). It may have jammed these in the mouth of the other fish to keep from being eaten. You will have to gently work it out or bigger fish will be lost too. There is no other way that I know of.
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:59 PM   #5
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Yes, what you said lol. I hope the little guy makes it! Best of luck!
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My loach seems to be doing fine. I got fed up with worrying and dipped it out. Grasped it and looked down its throat. No fish. And he is eating and being normal
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My loach seems to be doing fine. I got fed up with worrying and dipped it out. Grasped it and looked down its throat. No fish. And he is eating and being normal
Glad to hear. Was wondering if ok.
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