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FormulatedFire said:
View attachment 45095 View attachment 45096 View attachment 45097 here are some pics.....please help the pics are ok but i think he's gonna die
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he should be OK, but you'll have to tkae some steps to make sure...

1. Seperate him from the other P's, otherwise he'll be food.
2. Turn the lights off in his tank.
3. Add salt to keep away bacteria getting into his wounds.
4. Give him some time, try not to stress him, so stay away from his tank as much as possible, and keep his lights off.

Good luck
 

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Sorry to hear about your fish. Even if you stop the infection with salt (?doubtful) the fish may never recover fully. At this size, (looks like 2-3") I would euthanize him. The infection, which appears to be bacterial, is deep into the flesh of the fish. His/her quality of life going forward will be minimal. Before you add any more fish into the tank, I would find out why the infection occurred. Be sure to read up on all the piranha keeping guidelines here on the sight.

These unfortunate events will happen. Don't give up. Learn from them.
 

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jconroy said:
Sorry to hear about your fish. Even if you stop the infection with salt (?doubtful) the fish may never recover fully. At this size, (looks like 2-3") I would euthanize him. The infection, which appears to be bacterial, is deep into the flesh of the fish. His/her quality of life going forward will be minimal. Before you add any more fish into the tank, I would find out why the infection occurred. Be sure to read up on all the piranha keeping guidelines here on the sight.

These unfortunate events will happen. Don't give up. Learn from them.
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DO NOT EUTHANIZE HIM, he has a chance to survive by taking the advice of people who have more than 5 posts under their belt!
 

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BigChuckP said:
DO NOT EUTHANIZE HIM, he has a chance to survive by taking the advice of people who have more than 5 posts under their belt!
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Just because a member has under 10 posts does not mean he/she does not what they are saying. Everyone starts on the board with 0 posts regardless of how many years they have been in the hobby or how much they know.

What jconroy said does make sense. I can't really tell by those pictures, but if the infection has spread deep into the tissue and far into the body, even if the fish heals the caudal fin may not regenerate. That being said, I did receive a S. eigenmanni a year ago that had similar symptoms (although not as bad) that healed perfectly.

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Yes, it's the same fish... But notice in the first pic that the infection was at the peduncle (meaty part where the body meets the tail) but the tail did not have the infection.

BTW, are you the same jconroy of predfish from years past? In any case, welcome.
 

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well i went and got some melafix today as soon as i got home from school.......added a tsp....and feed him some beef heart to bring his spirits up.....thanks alot guys i hope this heals him..... hey jconroy its funny that you post on my topic....my last name is conroy where u from?
 
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