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Vanessa Has A Hole In Her Wen


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he looks wonderful. :wub: ..

not to sound any alarm bells right now. but it would be wrong of me to not make mention my observations. it is not uncommon for a round bellied fish to have prickly scales at the roundest part of the belly. but please do keep an eye on that area.. ok?

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Thanks Helen, and thanks for the heads up. He has been a bit wonky with his swim bladder on and off. I can only imagine this whole ordeal has taken a huge toll on his liver and kidneys. I wish I knew if the milk thistle/dandelion was safe for fish. It helped my bird heal from liver damage.

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Yes, they do have it in stock! Thanks so much. Even if I did have them growing here I would not risk it.. I live near a lake and they spray from a truck for mosquitoes. When I hear that truck coming if the dog is outside I freak!..."GET THE DOG INSIDE!!"

Nasty stuff... :no:

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Thank you. We are not out of the woods yet. Vann had a setback. The meds and everything he has been through has caused some damage to his internal organs. He is back in the 29 gallon QT, with water just a few inches above his head. The pressure from the depth of the 90 was just too much for him yet. And he spent a good portion of the day upside down yesterday until I removed him. As soon as I put him in shallow water he righted himself. I have added a heater to keep him at a slightly warmer temperature also. He will have to stay this way and gradually as he gets better we can add more water, until he is swimming better and able to maintain his swim bladder properly. Good energy is appreciated.

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Sending plenty your way, my friend. :hug

If you wanted to give him some more space/water volume, you can use those "under the bed storage containers". That's actually what I used for Hurricane Sandy, as they're very, very shallow, and very wide.

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Vann passed away on April 18th, about 10 a.m.

I will still hold that the final treatment of metronidazole and nitrofuracen green did cure his parasites, infection, and hole in the wen. If you could have seen how good it looked. No more angry open wound. The black had faded to a light thin line. It was just too late. I put him through other procedures which took up valuable time. Time his little body just could not withstand. Maybe he would have had better results if he had stayed in qt a while longer, or had a fully cycled tank to return to. I will never know. But if anyone wanted to know, I would recommend this treatment for hole in the wen. In fact I would make this treatment a part of qt protocol personally, as I am with Sumo.

Moby and Charlie went through this treatment, and they are both doing great.

Rest in peace Vann. I am sorry it was too little too late. :(

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My Cleo has been gone for a long time now, and I still feel that squeeze, when I see her photos. They say that it gets easier. :hug

Thank you. I had a dream about him last night. He was floating upside down. I hope it gets easier soon :(

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I'm so sorry for your loss...I know I'm very late to post but this thread. :cry:hug

I hope your journey with him and both yours and his incredible efforts to pull through will help many fish keepers that find themselves browsing Koko's for the same issues with no idea what to do next.

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