Here's a link to the a photo that captured that magic moment.
Any experienced forum members have any suggestions with the method of treatment I should follow?
Should AQ salt be used due to the severity of the wound?
What's been done so far...
- Used a 1/4 tsp drop of stress coat directly on top of her already
- Added 3 sundried oak leaves into her glass half gallon glass tank
- 1tsp AQ salt dissolved in every gallon of conditioned water
- Water level is 2", but the giant oak leaf makes it more like 1"
- Water temperature of the treatment tank is 86.7 degrees F
- Room temperature is 88 degrees F
Other notes & observations...
- I have no idea how long Senetti was stuck when I got home.
- Senetti didn't freak out the entire time, just breathing a little heavier than normal
- Since Senetti was cut free from the rock, she hasn't lowered her ventral fins, never mind, I just glanced & she has lowered them now.
- The only time she did panic was when I tried to remove her from the water & also when I tried to nudge her back through the hole.
- Once I realized Senetti had to be cut free, I propped up the plastic rock she was wedged in with 1/4 cup 18/10 steel measuring cup so she could breathe easier.
- I made sure her head wasn't completely out of the water.
- I did this while I was gathering the right tools to free her.
- The tools used were thoroughly scrubbed & cleaned months before this incident. No contamination occurred at all.
- She was fed a huge scoop of freshly harvested mosquito larvae. There's currently still about 50 mini mosquito larvae in the treatment tank.
- Just ate 2 Hikari Marine pellets
- Amazingly she has no problems swimming/moving around.
- No signs of fungus or infection at all.