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Just went and looked in the tank, and one P had his top fin completely bit off, looks like he's in shock, I don't have a hospital tank either.
 

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hmm how big is the tank and how many piranhas and what kinda piranhas ? and how often do you feed them
 

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n0bie said:
hmm how big is the tank and how many piranhas and what kinda piranhas ? and how often do you feed them
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3 1.5 inch redbellies. They're in a 12 gallon tank. Their 75 is setup downstairs but I just added the water today, I don't think its ready.
 

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The only thing I would say is put thos other P's in the bigger tank. If your not ok with that then I hope someone else has a better opinion on saving your fish. You don't want to shock your injured fish anymore than it is by putting him in a new tank.
 

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you should not put him into a new tank , but fin nipping happends all the time ... spessialy at that age .. feed them twice a day and perhaps lower the heat in the tank for less agression thats what i woulda do
 

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Great idea.
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I had the heat at 81 degrees, lowering it, and giving them their second feeding.
 

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and now you wait

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I had two aquatech 5-15 filters running in it, turned one off to lower the stress a bit and give more dead zones in the tank.
 

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Nitrite is continuing to rise , it is very high, did a small water change earlier but it rose again. I think I'll just let it run its course. It needs to finish the cycle.
 

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is there any flesh showing from the p that got his fin "bit off".. if so you might want to keep regular with water changes and check the water parmeters daily (or every other day) -- making sure water is clean..

More than likely he will survive. I have seen some very nasty bits and piranhas come out of it.
 

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azeral26 said:
Just went and looked in the tank, and one P had his top fin completely bit off, looks like he's in shock, I don't have a hospital tank either.
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What I meant by shock was I heard a crash into the hood and ran outta bed. I saw the one with his fin bit off and he was quivering back and forth. He's stabilized now.
 
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Make yourself a make shift divide and seperate him from the others. He will heal far faster without the stress of watching his back from the others. As long as you treated the water from Chlorine and Chloramines and the temp is the same he could go in the 75. He will take a long time to foul the water to dangerous levels. If you have filters running on it keep him in there too. Feed him well and he may just be the boss when you introduce the others in the 75, not the runt! Is this the same one that had the marks in him before? I didn't think you were getting a 75. Still a cool size though
 

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Make yourself a make shift divide and seperate him from the others. He will heal far faster without the stress of watching his back from the others. As long as you treated the water from Chlorine and Chloramines and the temp is the same he could go in the 75. He will take a long time to foul the water to dangerous levels. If you have filters running on it keep him in there too. Feed him well and he may just be the boss when you introduce the others in the 75, not the runt! Is this the same one that had the marks in him before? I didn't think you were getting a 75. Still a cool size though
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I went and bought the 75 today, got a good deal on it =). The 90 is still on its way , 2 weeks till it gets delivered. Yea he's the same one who was getting beat up.
 

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The 75 is not cycled, are you sure thats a good idea? I was gonna add some feeders tommorow to cycle it.
 
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