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Thread: Pond Emergency!!!
06-09-2013, 05:37 AM #1
Help, so i have a small bass pond. And I have a newly added fish, it is a 5 pound bass. Its a very nice fish and i'm very proud of it, and I do care obout it. Unfortunately, it sustained a few inevitable scrapes during handling. Most bass don't have a problem with this, however, this one has developed some cottony fungus on these spots. And being such a big fish I want do do everything I can to help her pull though. Obviously the pond is too big to treat the water. So what should I do? At night she is easy to spot with a spotlight and I can gently net her to perform some type of dip like a salt dip or a dip in some stress coat. But I don't have a container big enough to put her in long term for treatment, however, I am thinking about setting up a kiddie pool with some clean water for her or something like that, that may be small enough to put in some kind of medicines. So, please help me give her the best possible chances of recovering.
In this pic you can see some of the fungus I am worried about. Also, here's a pic from her initial capture. These pics really don't convey how big she is.
PS: she also seems a little lethargic.v^-Kai-^v
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06-09-2013, 01:00 PM #2
No suggestions on how to separate it, a kiddie pool sounds okay but keep it covered and shaded and make sure you have something to keep the water clean. Handle it and fuss with it as little as possible, this fish has just been. Through an extremely stressful experience and any more handling will increase its sass, weakening its own immune system.