Help!!

Simey28

Member
Can someone please give some advice??
My Angel fish (fully grown) likes to clean the gravel, he does this by swallowing the gravel and spitting it out again. Now this is the problem, it seems as though a piece of gravel has gotten stuck and he cannot get it out. He hasn't eaten in 2 days and I am scared that he will pass away if I don't do something soon :-[.
 

Dino

Member
Find the longest, pointiest pair of twizzers you can that wil fit in the fishes mouth.
Using a wet towel, place the fish on it's side and gently pry open it's mouth with the twizzers.
Remove stone.
I know this sounds scary.
The other option is to leave it there and hope the fish can work it out.
In either case, get larger gravel.
 

Bonochick

Member
Dino's advice does sound terrifying, I'd be freaked out...but I don't know what else you could try, except for just hoping it will become dislodged, which makes you feel helpless. I'm sorry, I hope everything works out.
 

COBettaCouple

Member
Dino's advice makes sense and I don't know how to give a fish the heimlich and a visit to the vet would cost a fortune probably.
 
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Simey28

Member
Hey guys, Thanks for the help.
But when I woke up this morning I found my angel face down in an amazon sword :'(
I am going to miss him, I have had him for 2 years and I got him from a friend who had him for 1 year.
This really sucks >!
Thanks again for trying to help .
 

COBettaCouple

Member
I'm sorry to hear that he didn't make it.
 
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Simey28

Member
Thanks FLBettaCouple
 

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