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PostSubject: Broken fin   Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:22 pm

OK I noticed my female alfbn, she has a broken pectoral fin..clean broken in half, still connected but very dodgy
I have discussed what to do with my pleco guru, we think I should cut it off, it can't be reattached cos it isn't touching,
A splint, I hear you say lol yeah I'll hold her you come try to do that for me lol
So if I left it would it heal, albeit crooked, or should I chop it off, carefully of course. I've assisted vets in surgery in my day, so I am not going to cut anywhere I know will adversely affect her. just looking for some suggestions...




OH and whats up with that botty...dunno what that is Shocked


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PostSubject: botty or notty..   Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:45 pm

not seena botty like that before, and hope your good with the knife coz I would not
like to think I was going to cut my BN as would more than likely cause more damage with my hands.. Sad

hope she gets better soon:)
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PostSubject: Re: Broken fin   Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:55 am

All done, I bought a brand new scalpel this morning and did it ..I used a skewer to spread out the fin and simply sliced down the fin bone, detaching the flowing fin off the bone, It was 2cms worth of her fin bone. I'll add a photo later on..very easy to do with the right tools... she didn't even move, kinda think she may not have even felt it the blade was new & razor sharp of course lol...was all over in one minute, I dabbed Betadine antiseptic on it and released her to the big tank, Should grow back now, It would have been deformed and would have gotten caught on things if left ..So she is better off with it amputated Very Happy
She isn't ready to mate so will add her back when she is...Kinda think maybe he did it to here as he was chasing her off all the time...
I added the gravid lf common female in with the male instead..Very Happy
I dunno about her botty either.. Shocked

ok here is the part I amputated..
she is better off now...


She is happy in the 5 footer with my rams..she is in the big log resting ...


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PostSubject: dr dolittle of pleco's lol..   Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:20 pm

ok we now name you Dr dolittle of pleco's lol, and dont doubt your inbox will now be filled
with request of for pleco surgery ...lol..
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PostSubject: Re: Broken fin   Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:51 pm

Laughing Laughing mooo your such an expert....good job.... Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: Broken fin   Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:45 am

Laughing Thanks Guys, lol Dunno about expert tho Embarassed A gals gotta do, What a gals gotta do. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Broken fin   Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:04 am

Well done Mooo!

Very nicely done! I wouldn't have trusted myself with it but what an expert job.

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PostSubject: All better   Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:00 am

Well she is fine , not one problem with her behavior or her stump/fin...
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