I have a holy fish!!! No Joke! Help

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    I have a scissor tail in my main tank and noticed he has a hole in the side of him!!! A chunk is missing and at one point I thought I could see the bone!

    He is still eating and swimming happily, it just looks painful!
    Here's a pic...
    he's the small one in the back Here... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1334294242.392768.jpg
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    he's also bent!
    It seems to be healing and the other fish leave him alone, the only thing I can think of is that he hurt himself on something in the tank or the sucker fish took a chunk out of him.

    Is there any precautions or things to help him? Extra food? Blood worms?
    Raise temp?

    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. Donnerjay

    Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

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    Yikes! I have no clue what to do, but stand by for other replies!

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  3. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

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    Uh... Not sure about the hole, but I know a deformed spine usually means the water quality is bad... That's the extent of what I know.

    Hopefully others will be able to give you a more precise answer. Food soaked in garlic juice wouldn't hurt.
     
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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    He was never bent until the hole...
     
  5. Nieveso

    Nieveso Initiate Member

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    The hole could be fin rot which you can buy medicine for but not sure about the bend though???
     
  6. Nieveso

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    A deformed spine is also a not very well known symptom of velvet but u can get Medicine for velvet too
     
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    Codyandme1 Member Member

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    Well he was healing up and looked all good, but then he suddenly died :(
    Mabey it was for the better for the fish just in case he was in any pain.
     
  8. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

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    Im going to say not finrot, and probably not velvet. However, i have seen this in danios, its nasty. Can you check your water perameters. How often do you clean the tank? Id keep a keen eye out on the other fish. A bent spine can be genetic/viral/bad water quality. There are probably a few other causes aswell.