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Hello everyone! A few days ago I woke up to find Lemon, my year and three month old Ranchu, with a collapsed mouth. I found a vet near where I live who can do surgery to repair it on Saturday, but I thought everyone might find it an interesting thing, since I haven't seen this or even heard of this issue before. I'm not sure if I'm even posting in the right place about this. I don't need diagnosis or anything, since he's seeing the vet soon, but it's interesting info anyway. Here's a picture of his "normal" mouth (He had a deformed mouth when I picked him up from walmart): Here is his mouth now: I hope to post pictures after the surgery. He will have to have a brace on for at least 5 days, from what I'm being told. By the way if you guys want to contribute to the cost of his surgery, I would appreciate it. https://www.gofundme.com/lemonsurgery (Let me know if I'm allowed to link to that? I'm not sure)
i bought a calico ryukin and then reaized when he got into the QT by himself that he had one on his dorsal fin and one on his tail fin. I was sqeamish about picking it off, mostly because my tweezers could stab him if he flailed suddenly! so i had the idea to use a soft toothbrush and gently but firmly brushed off both and threw them under the microscope for educational purposes...i HOPE that's all there were! there aren't any apparent, and he got into QT from LFS within 2 hours....cross fingers! Fishy did a good job and let me brush his fins! Now his dorsal is way up and unclamped!