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hey i know this pic is poor but you can get the jist of it..

he basically has a whole in is tummy where one of the larger fish bit him....

i feed him and stuff came out a while later... i'm no fish Dr. but, it was either food,poo,or his intestine.............

can any one offer insight ? i am unfamiliar whith the anatomy of Piranhas....

Odds for survival....?????

Treatment?? i gave melafix........should i put him down?
 

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Dr Exum said:
i should have said this, he is in the solitary 10g hospital tank.....
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GOOD, as long as his intestines are not glopping out or anything like that.. I do believe he will have a good rate at survival. I am assuming he is swimming around normal?? Just make sure you have great water parameters and add meds and do water changes, I think he will heal within due time!
 

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I'd add some salt, about 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons of water, raise the temperature to about 84F, and then just let him be - no bright light, no interference from outside. In other words, offer him a quiet, stress-free environment, and let nature take its course: I think he could heal again, if nothing vital has been destroyed... The fact that he's still eating is a good sign.

Good luck, and keep us updated
 
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