Hurt Neon Tetra

  1. DebsR

    DebsR Valued Member Member

    Hi all,
    So after putting a sponge over the bottom of my filter intake to avoid losing any of my tiny tetras up it, one of them managed to get himself stuck between the sponge and the glass :-( i have no idea how!! I frees him but now he appears to have lost a few scales along his side, where they have rubved against the sponge and is a bit slow and lethargic. I dont have another tank to put him in unfortunately, is there anything i can do to help or is it just a case of hoping he isnt too hurt to survive? :-(
  2. Pringlethesnail

    Pringlethesnail Well Known Member Member

    If you don't have another tank try to make sure this one stays very clean and do more frequent water changes. Watch it's behavior and monitor if it's eating.
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Large, frequent water changes should help!
  4. OP

    DebsR Valued Member Member

    I will do pwc every day :) thanks all. He seems ok this morning, though i had to put in a little extra food as he is still slow and i didnt want the others to steal it all. Will he grow back his scales?
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Drop of esha 2000 or Indian Almond leaf will prevent infection.