Hey you all. My mom got a fish the other day.She felt bad about how horrible his condition was and wanted to try and help him, or at least make the rest of his life as comfortable as possible.( i told her its not a good idea to give these people money and support their business..yadda yadda..I know her heart was in the right place )
When she came home with this little guy to show me him...all I could do was stare like this:
I had a sad "gut feeling" that he wouldn't make it though the night. In any case, I set up a 1 gallon critter keeper with a little aquarium salt and made sure he was warm. He made it through the night, and day so far...I went to petsmart and got him a 2.5 gallon and I also got him some Erythromycin an have started him on that.
I have never seen a fish with a wound like this before, and I am curious what you guys think may have caused it? It it that someone put him in with another fish? Or can fin rot get this bad!?
His fins look pretty bad, but in some areas it looks like there may be a little bit of regrowth, 1-2 cm of white fin. He has a huge wound on his side..and a little bit of his bone is exposed.
I really don't know if he will survive through this, but I am willing to try and make it better if I can. He loves bloodworms, and he is a fast moving little guy when he is feeling up to moving about.