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HELP MEEEE! MY ORANDA SUCKED UP BY PYTHON..

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so i always heard of other ppl's fish getting sucked by python of hose and NEVER thought it would happen to me :aint: ... i turned away for i would say 10 seconds... all of a sudden.... :thud i heard the sink water flow REALLY low.. i RIGHT AWAY looked ay my python and saw my beautiful calico oranda headfirst in the tube :stars ... i quickly pulled the python out the water and pulled him off... he has a little blood showing on the inside tissue of one of his nostrils :wall ... but otherwise seems fine... he is acting pretty normal.. and no other blood anywhere... whats should i do if anything?? keep on eye on him?? fins not clamped. he isnt bottom sitting or anything.. and he is eating.. just fed him after waterchange.. advice? :pan

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I'm sorry this happened. Take some measures to prevent this from happening in the future.

As for now, he seems OK. My suggestions are to do more WCs in the coming 2-3 weeks, since lowering the number of bacteria in the tank means less chances of the wound getting infected. You could also salt the tank to 0.1%, to help stimulate healing.

Good luck, and update us, please.

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i know man... it was one of those things i just walked turned away to watch my son get up on a stool without hurting himself.. and then i saw this happening..!! this oranda has always been a little "slow" but definitely sucks it happened to him... thank god it wasnt worse.. and will update u if anything happens or as hes healing! :) thanks alot!

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I understand. I've done the same thing, unfortunately :(

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It's a common thing to happen unfortunately :( that is how I lost my little jet :( he was literally skinned ;0 I do not do w/c's with out my protective claw now ;)

A bit of nylon stocking,or fish netting is recommended here i think :) Happy to hear your guy wasn't seriously injured :) keeping you both in my thoughts :) good clean water and a little salt will go a long way as Alex has suggested :)

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the only probem i have with putting something like a nylon stocking or something is that i will not be able to dig the python tube down deep into the gravel, and it will also become clogged .. i guess i just have to be more careful and vigilent.. :( btw he looks like he is doing fine.. it is 11pm here right now.. i will update tmrw.. good night guys! :)

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