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Terrible fish injury

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Brinn2397, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Brinn2397

    Brinn2397 New Member

    Sep 20, 2018
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    During the night one of my fish tore into my badis badis. The whole side of his face is practically gone. Surprisingly he is alive and eating a little bit. I moved him to a more peaceful tank. I’ve been using melafix. I’m wondering if there’s anything else I should do? How often should I do water changes to prevent infection?

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    Do a 75% water change each day. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it is added to the tank.

    Feed a varied diet and feed the fish 3-5 times per day to help it build up reserves and heal itself.

    Watch for secondary infections (fungus and bacteria) and treat immediately if you see anything.

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