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  1. #11


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    Wow, that was a strange episode....glad he's doing better
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    That is odd, but I'm glad he is better

    The only time that I have heard about any like this happening is when you are treating fish for a very bad / long term case of gill flukes. When you treat them, and the flukes fall off, they leave a open wound on the gills. If there is a lot of them, that can cause a lot of bleeding. Paraguard also can be used to treat flukes as well.

    I have no idea if this could have been the case there. I thought I would mention anyways.
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  3. #13


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    Weird. But happy to hear that he is doing better. Do you add co2 to your tank? If that is the case than a co2 bubble might have formed and bursted. That can cause what you describe.
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  4. #14


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    Yeah, the main tank has CO2, but not in the qt. all my fish have been nuked prophylactically with prazi which I hear treats flukes, so that is likely not it.
    Oh well, bottom line is, he's doing better.

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    Nice to read he's doing better after the bleeding incident. I have never seen that kind of trauma in the aquarium, only when fishing.
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  6. #16


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    CO2 can still be the culprit. It could have ingested a bubble of CO2 in the main tank. The bubble kept causing health problems in the QT tank and it is was not until it bursted that the fish could start to recover.
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  7. #17


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    I hadn't considered that a possibility, but if it were so, that would be quite interesting.

  8. #18


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    I have experienced similar problems 3 times but never in the gills. Two times it affected the eyes and one time a bubble formed under the skin of the fish.
    1. Bubble in eye. Bursted. Fish survived but became blind on one eye.
    2. Bubble in eye. the bubble went back dow. No apparent damage,
    3. Bubble under skin on back side of fish. Busted and left a wound that healed.

    All 3 fish where bolivian rams. I never had this problem in tanks without co2 and problem stopped when co2 was removed. I never keep co2 in tanks with bolivian rams anymore. They seem prune to getting co2 bubbles. It is possible that dorsiger is similar.but i never kept the species.
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