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  1. Default Arowana mouth injury?


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    My Silver Arowana seems to be having what looks like a mouth injury, when looked from the left side the mouth is closed, but when when looked from the right side his jaw is slightly open, he is also having difficulty in eating pellets he spits them and eats but has no problem eating shrimp.

    Any ideas what it is, I can almost see his gums inside the mouth when looked from the right side.
    I can't seem to be able to get a pic of the mouth he is moving pretty fast.

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    My guess is he bumped into something and hurt himself. I don't know how to help, aside from suggesting that you feed him soft foods.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    sounds like his jaw may have slightly dislocated to one side? hard to diagnose without good pics. look at him from the top; does it look like it is somewhat bent to one side?
    Thar she blows!!!

  4. Default


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    sounds like his jaw may have slightly dislocated to one side? hard to diagnose without good pics. look at him from the top; does it look like it is somewhat bent to one side?
    Well he freaks out when I open the lid to have a top side look, will try it again tomorrow so I am not sure.

    Here's his original pic when I first got him its a left side look and his left looks the same even now.




    Here's the right side, I took it from my phone, but I think you can see the gap when compared to the left side image, I ll take out my Nikon tomorrow and take few snaps if you want more clarity.



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    Hmm... He looks like he injured his jaw somehow, maybe pulled something. Could he have bitten the castle and hurt himself?
    I have to ask; are you sure he isn't stressed? I've never seen a fish that doesn't need a good place to hide, and behind a thing doesn't really count. I don't know much about arowana, but I know the sort of habitat they naturally live in and it's full of places to hide.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Is he in the 63 gallon listed in your profile? He probably freaked out and banged into the side of that small (for your aro) tank. Aros are large fish and need huge tanks or they hurt themselves trying to swim and often jump out of small tanks. Get him a larger tank or give him to someone who can give him the space he deserves.
    Last edited by mommy1; 12-15-2013 at 04:44 AM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    No this is my quarantine tank, I have him on medication for now, currently I have added an Anti-Bacterial and a stress remover.
    He is one of the quietest Aro's I have had, he rarely jumps and I have almost never seen him freak out under normal conditions.
    Yup I have a 63 gallon and a 120 gallon so space is not an issue, for now

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    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
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    shouldn't be a need for medications. I would let it be for now since you say he is still eating fine. I would assess it again after he grows some.

    just a suggestion: I would remove those rocks and castle ornament. they will just cause you future problems with your aro.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    shouldn't be a need for medications. I would let it be for now since you say he is still eating fine. I would assess it again after he grows some.

    just a suggestion: I would remove those rocks and castle ornament. they will just cause you future problems with your aro.
    Thanks Crispy he seems to be healthy and is eating shrimps very well.
    And yes I ll remove the ornaments and rocks asap.

    Thanks for replying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    sounds like his jaw may have slightly dislocated to one side? does it look like it is somewhat bent to one side?
    Yup its a positive dislocation and his jaw is bent to one side, what now

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