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my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: cWestbrook ()
Date: November 22, 2004 05:52PM

One of my fish is missing its tail. It had to be bitten off by the bigger one..I have 4 african cichlids still small the biggest one rules the tank. Is there anything i can do to help the fish grow its tail back faster, and is there anything i can do to make the bigger one not so aggresive? Thank you if you can help!

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: Barb OKla ()
Date: November 22, 2004 08:50PM

You need to seperate the cichlid from the others and treat with MelaFix for 7 days on, 4 days off, 7 days on, to fight any bacterial infection that WILL come along.
The problem in fish keeping is having a "hospital tank" to house the injured fish. You can try a breeding net, but you will have to treat the whole tank. A 10 gal is perfect for this as all meds are given in 10 gal doses. No gravel, maybe a fake plant to hide under to feel safe. You will need a small air pump with an air stone and a small cheap filter for a 10 gal tank. (do not use charcoal) The whole set up will cost you about $30.00 us funds. I have 2, 10 gal. one has fry and the other is the Hospital for any injurys, infections that come along. (yes I have them too!) The tail will grow back but be ready to keep the injured fish in another tank for at lest a month, maybe longer.



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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: jasontkennedy ()
Date: November 23, 2004 12:29PM

I think they are selling replacement cichlid tails on ebay, here is an auction link

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good luck winking smiley

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: Barb OKla ()
Date: November 23, 2004 12:44PM

Jason, that is not EVEN FUNNY..

Thats like you losing your LEG and someone comes back with a link to E-Bay with a 3 timed owner PEG LEG for you to use!
By the way, you have to pay for it...



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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: jasontkennedy ()
Date: November 23, 2004 02:14PM

I'm sorry, I just have an extremely warped sense of humor. I've come to realize that it is often not socially acceptable. but have still not learned when not to use it (I have no tact). Sorry of it's upset anyone.

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: psychlid ()
Date: November 24, 2004 02:24AM

barb you see what i mean?

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: Barb OKla ()
Date: November 24, 2004 10:18AM

Yes. JasonK did apologize. Unlike most..

A sick/injured fish is not a JOKE.. Lets ALL keep it that way..Barb



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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: deepseaboy ()
Date: November 24, 2004 10:28AM

jaysus you guys / gals have no sense of humour. I couldn't stop myself from rolling round my office floor laughing my chops off! Lifes too short to take it seriously.

I really hope your fishy survives by the way.

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: Barb OKla ()
Date: November 24, 2004 10:35AM

Unfortunately the fish don't get to "Roll on the floor Laughing"..



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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: deepseaboy ()
Date: November 24, 2004 10:46AM

mmmmm, I suppose. But if you stiched its mouth so it look like it was smiling and put on the floor. It might look like it was "rolling on the floor laughing"!!!

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Re: my fish is missing its tail!
Posted by: Ian ()
Date: November 24, 2004 03:24PM

Hey,

Ok thats enough... im with barb.. fish dieing are NOT funny.

Ian

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