Bumblebee cichlid

vrboyer

Member
My adult cichlid got caught in a hollow log that floated loose. His scales are pretty damaged ..swimming decent, but didn't eat and not acting "right" ... kinda hanging around looking like he has a slight case of bloat (best description) but when goes after another fish he swims ok. Any recommendations?
 

hampalong

Member
Make sure the water is 'good', maybe half a dose of a bactericide or fungicide in case of secondary infections, and wait. If there's no internal damage it should heal itself.

 
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vrboyer

Member
Thanks! I hope he makes it. I saved him from serious bloat so he's been my favorite since!
 

Anders247

Member
Welcome to fishlore!
Good luck!
 

ricmcc

Member
I do agree with hampalong in that cichlids
, especially, seem to be very able to recover very quickly from mechanical injury, likely a result of their lifestyle.
I would start treatment with just pristine water, myself, but do have an antibiotic treatment on hand should you need it: I tend to less treatment when possible, so I am just suggesting this--so long as he seems fine outside of cosmetically, treat with clean water; if he shows signs of decline, broad spectrum antibiotics at once (just my opinion, btw)----best to you, rick
 

hampalong

Member
ricmcc said:
I do agree with hampalong in that cichlids
, especially, seem to be very able to recover very quickly from mechanical injury, likely a result of their lifestyle.
I would start treatment with just pristine water, myself, but do have an antibiotic treatment on hand should you need it: I tend to less treatment when possible, so I am just suggesting this--so long as he seems fine outside of cosmetically, treat with clean water; if he shows signs of decline, broad spectrum antibiotics at once (just my opinion, btw)----best to you, rick
I agree. I know my water is good, so no need for drugs usually. I advise it in case water isn't so good.

 
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vrboyer

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I don't know. He's not swimming much , mostly just hanging out on one side of the tank or the other. Normally active. He's not getting bullied by anyone other than my Parrott occasionally chasing him. He's normally a big eater and he's not eaten tonight.
 

hampalong

Member
It'll take a few days...
 
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vrboyer

Member
He passed away overnight. I'm so heartbroken.
 

Castiel*

Member
Sorry to hear! RIP little dude...
 

Anders247

Member
Sorry for your loss.
 

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