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Old 05-20-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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One of my cichlids attacked another fish. What should I do with the hurt one.

One of my fish attacked the other and his tail fin is almost completely gone. Will it grow back? I have it in the same tank but in a small submerged qt tank. What do you guys think?


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Old 05-20-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Anyone know if it will survive?


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Old 05-20-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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It should survive as long as there is no severe damage. Fins will also grow back unless they were torn off too low but it looks like it still has some fin left.
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It looks like the spinal column may be exposed. I don't know if that tail will ever grow back. Keep the water pristine and he should atleast heal around the open wound.
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Some API melafix might help with the healing
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:31 AM   #6
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Wow, that's a huge chunk bitten off.
Which fish did that to it?

I would move into a quarantine tank if possible, and use medications for sure. Otherwise there will be a high chance of infection.

And possibly use strong medications. Antibiotics etc etc

Hope that helps, wish your poor fish all the best. Hope it gets better.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:47 AM   #7
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I just looked at the pic on my computer. It looks too badly torn up to be able to grow back. I agree with the others and place the fish in a hospital tank and start medication to help avoid infection.
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OMG. What type of fish is the one with all the damage and what type of cichlid did it. Just getting back into the hobby and curious. I am sorry u had to come home to that. I recently started an African Cichlid tank. I would like to stay away from that type of fish. So sorry once again and I wish that little dude well.
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