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Fish Jumped Out of Tank-I Ressucitated (What Else Can I Do?)

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases & Cures' started by Anonymous, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    I came home from class to my dog leading me into my bedroom to show me my female dovii laying on the floor dried up (Lassie type moment)! :( I got her back into the tank and she started breathing again. I placed the airstone tube into her mouth forcing oxygen into her gills and she started breathing with her mouth (opening and closing it) and her gills. I removed some tank water and placed her in a cooler with three airstones, is there anything else I can do? She moves her eyes and fins a little, but cannot stay upright. Help please, I am distraught.
     
  2. Anthony

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    Sorry to hear that. Other than what you've already done I don't think there's much else you can do.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    salt, anything? I dumped a little prime into the cooler to help with her slime coat, and maybe ease her pain a little bit.
     
  4. Anthony

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    I'm not sure the salt would do anything in her case. If she looks like she's stressing out I'd do a half dose of MelaFix to try and calm her down.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    She doesnt look like much right now, I am going to put a little in there with ther just to exhaust all options. I will be very very sad if I lose her.
     
  6. LemonDiscus

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    I dont think meds will help! :eek: wow!

    I think you are making the right steps and maybe like Anthony said, the Melafix may relieve stress.
     
  7. Anthony

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    Hopefully she'll pull through.
     
  8. LemonDiscus

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    Agreed, I hope so too!!!
     
  9. Anonymous

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    added melafix, shes still breathing and starting to stay upright, I am going to go and buy a 10 gallon tank if she makes it through the next hour or so and pick up some pmafix to make sure she doesnt get any fungus or bacterial infections from the stress

    thanks for the well wishes. I will keep updating.

    Another question, do you think she would be better off in my wetdry, theres enough water to cover her twice her height and theres a high flow rate.
     
  10. Anthony

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    I wouldn't put her in anything with a high flow rate. That may make things worse since she's probably already pretty weak.
     
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    very good point, what horrible timing this is since i just made my QT into a w/d :(

    maybe some inspirational music will help?
     
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    Just curious how much is a ten gallon tank usually?
     
  13. LemonDiscus

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    $10-$15 Glass only
     
  14. Anonymous

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    o well shoot, Im going now, thanks guys keep little dovina (thats right I named her so you would care more) in your thoughts, shes a fighter, I am just not sure if shes this strong....
     
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    I've always paid $10 for 10 gallons, once I paid $8 for one up north. But yeah, no more than $15 I wouldn't think.
     
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    one last update, shes keeping herself upright now in the cooler and kinda swins off when i touch her! by no means perfect, but gives me hope!
     
  17. LemonDiscus

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    That is good! Progress is always good! Yesterday I felt better when seeing at least the Discus was socializing again.... Step by step process!
     
  18. Anonymous

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    back on her side, but shes in the filtered qt tank now (mature filter media), the tank cost me 27 bucks, but i grabbed one with two filters inside and kept my mouth shut hahahaha
     
  19. Anthony

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    Was it like a kit type thing ?
     
  20. Anonymous

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    it was supposed to come with one filter, I got two!