Thread: my poor shovel nose!!
06-24-2012, 04:51 PM #1
my poor shovel nose!!
Hello again guys!! I have very very recently. Aquired a shovelnose cat fish l. Laser night I noticed his eye was bloody and he could not see out of it at all. Today he is MISSING THE ENTIRE SIDE!!! The place I bought him from will be seeing us very shortly but my question is is there a chance he can survive? I know I I were to buy one from a store I would look over him and his one eye and I feel cruel just taking him back. I feel like he may have hit it on a rock first then, not being able to see, shredded the rest off at some point this morning. This is my first shovel nose but not my first cat. We have a silver cat and a pictus cat, plus some baby flowerhorns, a small grouping of chichlids, 2 jacks, and a placo. He is only about 3 inches long at best and is (for the moment) in a 55 gal. We are getting a 210 gal soon but if this common for these cats to sustain. An injury like this, well this is the last one I will own.
06-24-2012, 06:24 PM #2
06-25-2012, 09:13 AM #3
I wouldn't be rushing back to the pet store to complain, your tank is pretty overstocked and with aggressive fish, so its not really the shops fault then that your catfish took a beating.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
06-25-2012, 10:35 AM #4
+1. sounds like he was attacked. as long as it doesn't get fungus, it can heal up and the fish can survive with one eye.Thar she blows!!!
06-25-2012, 10:44 AM #5
The fault is not that of the store. With those aggressive fish in a relatively small space it is no wonder this happened. Not trying to be cruel to you, just truthful.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
06-26-2012, 12:56 AM #6
I called my local fish expert and he has taken the fish so he can heal safely. I didn't blame the fish store by anymeans as it obviously happens in my tank. I also traded my flower horns in as well. We will see if this will help my fish tank.