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Old 03-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Wounds.

I am takeing care of my bother's fish and when I saw her she was a
sorry sight, the problem is that one one side of her body she has no scales and there was a BIG bloody wound and I have been careing for her for about 3 weeks that is my esatamate, now she has another wound above her original one it is very fleshy and is starting to open up. I am not very fimilliar with treating this kind of problem. I don't know how to help her. Can you all give me any advice on how to help it heal?
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #2 
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Can you get us pictures?

Please also post her current tank specs, like the ones in the sticky in this forum.

Do a water change, and if you have it- add 1tsp/gallon of AQ salt. Change the water if under 2 gallons every day 100% and redose the salt. You can bump the dose up higher, but stick with it from 1.5-2tsp gallon for now if you want more.
If 3+ gallons, do a 50% change one day, a 100% another. If its a BIG tank, like 7+ gallons, do a 50% then 50% the next, or you can wait two days and do a 100%.
If you have a bubble stone or airrator, add that in to prevent bacteria from growing as much. Keep the temp down to definitley below 80', and try your BEST to keep below 77-8'. 75-76 is perfect to prevent growth. Keep her in a dark place.


Is it fuzzy? Cottony? Or just raw and her scales missing?
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:53 AM   #3 
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She lives in a bowl mabe about half a gallon it is a good match for her now because she likes to be in her hidey hole. The cut it is a very big and it is giving the poor baby diffuculty when she is swiming. The cut looks super raw and the one on the top half is just fleshy and opening up i don't think it is fuzzy or cottony as far as I can tell I have no idea how she got it, and I will try to get pics up. but I am not sure how.
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Is it that hidey cave? If not big enough, she might be scraping against it.

Pics would be great~
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Her cave is pretty big and smooth I don't think she was rubbing up agianst it.
Can I use epsom salt as a substute for Aquariam salt?

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:08 PM   #6 
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No, not for wounds like she has. If you have no AQ, Id just keep her water really, really clean by doing 100% changes every day, keeping the temp around 76-8' and keeping her tank dark. AQ is great to have and isnt expensive at all, so if and when you can, try getting some!
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #7 
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O.K. I will do that and keep you all posted.
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