Close Call With Panda Tetra!!

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Last night I went to go feed my loaches and noticed one of my panda tetras floating on his side. I love my pandas so I immediately took him out and put him in a container so I could get a better look at him.

That's when I realized he had something stuck on his mouth and couldn't breath properly. So I gently held his little head and then pulled the thing out of his mouth. I didn't really look at what it was but it was something stringy. I looked back and him and he was breathing but still floating upside down. I had no idea what to do and it was late and I had work this morning so I have him a 10min salt bath (which made him float a bit more normal) and put him on a breeder box back in my tank. This morning he is swimming straight and enjoying some food! But I do think I will leave him in there for another day he looks a bit shaken up still and the pandas like to pick on other sick fish.

I was very worried all night but am glad he is ok now.

Had anyone ever had anything like this happen to them before??
 

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All it takes is a piece of string or too big of a tubifex worm for them to choke on. As they say, what fits in the mouth goes in the mouth.
 

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I had black moor that was choking on a piece of brocolli that wasn't cooked enough. It was actually stuck in her mouth. As soon as I grabbed her, the dang thing popped out and all was good.
 

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One of my goldfish got a small bird today shouldn’t need food for a month! I’m telling you, gluttons!
 

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What? I thought the birds were suppose to get the fish? Lol
 

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Goldiemom said:
What? I thought the birds were suppose to get the fish? Lol
I evidently need to move the bird bath ASAP! Right now it’s actually part of the waterfall. I feel so bad for that poor bird!
 

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I’m sorry but I can’t stop laughing. I have a net over my pond to keep the birds out and yours is pulling them in.
 
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Gypsy13 said:
I evidently need to move the bird bath ASAP! Right now it’s actually part of the waterfall. I feel so bad for that poor bird!
The fish are fighting back.. Poor birdy
 

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Goldfishfreak said:
The fish are fighting back.. Poor birdy
My fish are just plain gluttons! They get more than enough to eat. And my poor lizards can’t keep tails! Don’t have a single snail in that pond. Barely saved a full grown bullfrog. All the girls think about is food and all the boys think about is making the girls lay eggs! Lol
 

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Goldiemom said:
I’m sorry but I can’t stop laughing. I have a net over my pond to keep the birds out and yours is pulling them in.
So far nothing and I mean NOTHING has been able to get one of my fish. And stop laughing! Encouraging my finned pigs to act up! Lol
 

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:smug: Hah hah hah!
 

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One of my White Cloud Mountain Minnows passed away. I think she had one too many Mysis Shrimp. Her stomach appeared to have exploded. My other female took about a week to recover. I’m thinking I need to evaluate how much frozen foods to drop in instead of tossing a chunk in.
 

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scarface said:
One of my White Cloud Mountain Minnows passed away. I think she had one too many Mysis Shrimp. Her stomach appeared to jave exploded.
I’m so sorry! I love my WCMMg. Have five. My heart is with you.
 

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Sorry to hear of your loss. Sometimes I’m amazed that mine doesn’t explode. Lol
 

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Gypsy13 said:
I’m so sorry! I love my WCMMg. Have five. My heart is with you.
Yeah, I’m going to stick with dry foods for a while. It’s much easier to portion out. She was one of my older fishes I had.
 

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scarface said:
Yeah, I’m going to stick with dry foods for a while. It’s much easier to portion out. She was one of my older fishes I had.
Like my Big Momma. You really notice the void they leave in the tank and your heart. Hugs.
 
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