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Old 11-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #1 
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Help - very injured fish

This actually isn't a hurt betta, but rather a hurt cardinal tetra. I'm not a member of any other aquarium forums, and posting here seemed to be quickest. I hope that's alright! ;A;

Anyways, one of my Cardinals is very hurt. I was catching a rasbora in his tank with fin rot for treatment, and accidentally knocked down a rock placed on another in his tank. And just my luck, it happens to land on this little guy. He looks bad - he's hardly swimming at all and is just laying on his side in the bowl I have him in for treatment. In addition, his body is beginning to loose color. He doesn't appear to have visible injuries - no bent spine or open wounds - so I think he may be bleeding internally. ;^;
So my question, is there anything at all I could to to help him, or should I just put him down and not draw this out any longer? I care for him quite a bit - have had him and his school for a bit over two years - but he's not looking too good and I don't want to keep him in pain unless there's a hope I can save him.
Any help will be appreciated. <3
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #2 
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Best thing I can think of, put him in a QT betta cup with AQ salt (1 tsp per gallon) and try to keep him warm and min. stress :/
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:08 PM   #3 
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Alright, thank you, I'll try the AQ salt and see if that does any good.~
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:02 AM   #4 
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I know this is over a week later but how is your cardinal tetra doing? Did he make it? Poor thing.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #5 
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I know this is over a week later but how is your cardinal tetra doing? Did he make it? Poor thing.
Oops, sorry I didn't see this earlier. But yes, he's still holding on. He's thankfully completely recovered from his injury (as far as I can tell, anyways) and is fully colored and swimming around as he used to, but now has a bit of ick, most likely from the stress. He's a strong one, though, since he's already starting to recover from that as well. <3
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #6 
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Aww so glad you got him back again! That was just terrible luck, poor little one.

Hope the ick goes away quick!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #7 
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I'm glad he's better. I'm sorry about the ick and I hope it goes away soon. Poor little fishy.
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