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So after watching over Caspian so much I hadn't paid as much attention to Georgie, I did a waterchange for both tanks yesterday but when I tried to take Georgie out I accidentally dropped him, now he has what looks like a bruise but I worry it may be infected! Water parameters are normal and he is otherwise acting and appears fine, what can I do to help my poor boy?

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I'm sorry this happened. :hug

Why were you taking him out in the first place? They don't need to be taken out during a water change.

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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he has most likely suffered a little stress, but with most injuries that are not bleeding, i would just keep the tank lights off for a few days and monitor the fish's behaviour. no meds. for now, that spot looks superficial and wen is quick at healing up & growing back. if you like, you can add 0.1% salt to keep everything sterile, but i don't see any reason to do so.

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I was taking him out cause I was doing a 75% change and he frets when the water level gets low, usually I have no problems with moving him

* Ammonia Level(Tank) .25

* Nitrite Level(Tank) 0

* Nitrate level(Tank) 0

* Ammonia Level(Tap) 0

* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

* Nitrate level(Tap) 0

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

* Water temperature? 76F

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30g 7 months

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 30gph canister filter

* How often do you change the water and how much? 50% weekly

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday 75% (ammonia had gotten high)

* How many fish in the tank and their size? One 7 inch

* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

* What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lionhead, bloodworms, tubifex, peas (once monthly)

* Any new fish added to the tank? No

* Any medications added to the tank? Kusuri wormer plus

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt at .3% and kusuri sixth months ago

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bruised wen with small white spot in the middle

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Nope

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Thanks guys, I just hate myself for letting it happen at the moment, should have been more careful but I have learned my lesson. I'm just leaving him to destress with the lights off, hopefully he'll fix himself up and won't need intervention, I'll update in the morning :unsure:

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Sorry this happened! but don't blame yourself!! it could happen to anyone!!

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Oh no, it looks like that part of his wen is falling off or something! What do I do?!

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If it were me I would treat with melafix!.... but some may disagree!!:-\

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I have love fish anti bacteria and fungus which has the main ingredient of phenoxyethanol, otherwise I have to wait until tomorrow to buy new meds

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I hope your fish feels better soon. Clean water is a must right now; if it were me I would be doing 100% water changes every other day to help him heal.

You mentioned you have a 30 gallon tank with a 30 gph filter - is it 30 gph or 300 gph? For goldfish we recommend 10X the tank volume in gph. Strong filtration will help maintain your water quality.

And don't feel bad - this type of thing happens more often than you might expect!

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