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Old 01-23-2011, 10:29 PM   #1 
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Unhappy a cut on his head!

I literally added Neon to his 10 gallon tank last night and he has a small cut on his head )=)=)= I don't know what could have done it!

Help me with him though. I think he just got it as I just noticed it. I'm wondering if I should move him to his 2.5 gallon or not seeing as I added him yesterday. The ammonia is kept in check, but my poor fishy! Help!

This is pretty serious, please respond! I don't want him to die from an infection or something!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:30 PM   #2 
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is it a slice out of his head or just scales missing?
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:33 PM   #3 
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Well it is missing scales, but it goes deep enough (It's like a cut) He's well enough to try and eat my mystery snail's antenna (Only tank mate) but he is shaking his head a bit.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #4 
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Yeh i think Dastan ATTACKED one of his snail buddies cause the other day i got up and turned his light on and he had a few scales missing i was like OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG but my bfs like calm down he will be fine. and the next day he was already getting the right colour back and all i was like phew!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:47 PM   #5 
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So did the edge of the shell cut his head? Because I looked at him and he appeared okay, then I tried to distract him as I put the mystery snail in but failed and he bit an antennae and came back with damaged scales. My mystery snail is dangerous? Who would've thought /=

But I still need to be sure it's alright. Hopefully it'll heal up quickly and cleanly, now let me do a mega waterchange.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:55 PM   #6 
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If your water quality is good he will naturally heal to full in 3-4 days. My male gashed his head all the way down to his fleshy white showing (Lots more damage then your pic). I assume mine targetted a ghost shrimp or snail and banged his head.

Added no salt or medication. Within 3-4 days his missing flesh completely regrew / healed.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:26 PM   #7 
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OMG!!! That's it, I'm returning the snail.

Neon's old gash already has the scales growing... but he has a bunch of fresh gashes!!! NEON, stop biting that snail! Bye bye mr. snaily, It was nice knowing you.

He's just too irrisistable for Neon. I bet Neon's head will turn gray from scars if I keep that thing in Lol.
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But some chicks think scars are sexy! Just kidding, if Neon is too attracted to the snail and can't stay away from it, I would also suggest returning it. He might hurt himself worse, and it's really not worth it, in my opinion.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:28 AM   #9 
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Yep... as stated above, I'm returning the snail.

...or keeping him in the 2.5...
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I did have a snail in Neros tank just for company but it just floated then I put it back in Dastans tank and it is fine lol maybe Nero smells funky haha
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