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    I have a 5 year old Oranda and over the past 6 months or so his lid has become a problem for him. It covers almost all of his head now and covers one of his eyes about 75%. He's also extremely top heavy to the point where he's having a hard time swimming. If he sits still for a minute his head will drag him head first to the bottom of the tank. He doesn't seem to have a problem getting back up but you can tell it tires him out trying to stay upright. He does swim around and he's eating well, but he bumps into everything and has a hard time finding his food lately.
    My concern is, is there a point to where the lid gets too big where is becomes dangerous for him or hurts him? or is there a point to where it just isn't humane? It would kill me to have to put him down but I don't want him suffering either. Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks all.
    Angel breeder wanna-be

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    There are many people that trim the wen when it becomes too large. You can find information and tutorials on how to do this on you tube. Not sure I could do it but many do. Good luck!

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    Really? lol I don't know if I could do that either. I'll go search on that and share what I find.

    Anyone here ever try to do that?
    Angel breeder wanna-be

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    You might have to take him to a vet.

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    I know some people trim puffers teeth, so I would be surprised if something could be done

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    I've found a ton of videos and site online that talk about it. It really doesn't look all that complicated... I just worry about hurting him. lol I'm going to be doing a lot more reading and watching videos before I even think about trying it. I'm going to see my fish guy in a few days so I plan on asking him if he knows anyone that's done it or it he does.

    I thought about the vet too Lady Hobbs... unfortunately none of the vets around me do anything like this. Dogs and cats only... I tried finding a vet for my guinea pig and that was almost impossible. I'm looking further out of my area.

    Thanks everyone
    Angel breeder wanna-be

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