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Doug
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Down2Earth
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PostSubject: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 4:08 am

i was cleaning out my tank and found my long fin pleco inside the bog wood in my tank.... figured he would be fine. he can get out.

i looked again just now... had to drill into the wood and break it apart. he is still alive but i dont think he will make it. his long tail fin is gone... not sure why.... he is moving around the tank right now... kinda...... i feel so bad for him.
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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 9:38 am

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Location : Reno, Nevada
Job/hobbies : Painting, landscaping, photography
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Registration date : 2012-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 2:16 pm

I also had some "wood issues"
I temporarily moved a bunch of young ones to a smaller tank and noticed 4 were a were a bit bloodied about the head
Had a piece of Mopani wood lying face down and apparently they were all cramming against each other for a prime spot in the darkness. I did notice an area on the wood that was a bit rough. I added some Melafix to the tank and put the piece of wood upright. Everyone seems to fine and almost healed.

Sorry to hear about your longfin. Hope he recovers
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Male Number of posts : 30
Location : Port Kennedy, Western Australia
Job/hobbies : Draftsman/Kitesurfing, Belgian Shepherds, Plecos and South American Cichlids
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Registration date : 2012-04-07

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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 11:19 pm

I've got my fingers crossed.
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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptySat Apr 21, 2012 12:17 am

Bad news about your L/F, as Aleishoo has said Melafix is a great med and can be used in conjunction with Pimafix.
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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptySat Apr 21, 2012 3:07 am

Sorry to hear mate. As the others said som melafix should do the trick. I had a male peppermint tear a male albino longfins tail to shreds and he made a full recovery. Bn are strong little suckers so yours should hopefully be ok Smile

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Down2Earth
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Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
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Registration date : 2012-02-18

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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptySat Apr 21, 2012 3:50 am

checked on him today. he is swimming around and eating, i think he will be fine.
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Aleishoo
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Female Number of posts : 93
Age : 63
Location : Reno, Nevada
Job/hobbies : Painting, landscaping, photography
Thank You Points : 4
Registration date : 2012-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: today is a sad day.    today is a sad day.  EmptySat Apr 21, 2012 5:22 am

YAY !!!
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