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PostSubject: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:36 pm

Came home yesterday to my Borleyi swimming upside down. He was nipped up pretty bad also. Not sure if the larger female put him in his place or he may be getting old. I was desperate and knew he would not last long. I know this sounds crazy and maybe cruel, but I took a small piece of styrofoam and some fishing line and tied it to his back to keep him upright. I ran the fishing line through his back fin. He lasted all night and was doing okay this morning. I will take it off tonight if he is still alive and see if he can swim. Wish me luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:48 pm

Good luck. Once they go belly up, it is pretty low chance of survival. I hope your guy is an exception.

Are there other species in the tank?
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:42 pm

He is in the back at 39 seconds Big and pretty fish to lose Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:47 pm

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Came home yesterday to my Boryleyi swimming upside down. He was nipped up pretty bad also. Not sure if the larger female put him in his place or he may be getting old. I was desperate and knew he would not last long. I know this sounds crazy and maybe cruel, but I took a small piece of styrofoam and some fishing line and tied it to his back to keep him upright. I ran the fishing line through his back fin. He lasted all night and was doing okay this morning. I will take it off tonight if he is still alive and see if he can swim. Wish me luck.

That's a new one on me but then again there is a lot to learn. I hope your surgery works. I'm waiting on the results... study

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:03 am

Still alive. No change however in his balance. I took the crutch off yesterday afternoon and he still was off. I put it back on and he is still alive this morning but had pulled it off his self. So I left it off and he is on his side. Do no think he will make it through the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:42 pm

Let's keep hope alive...Sad
I have accepted that not every fish will survive trauma. What I haven't figured out is why it's often a favorite fish. When it happens to me, it's usually in a tank that has plenty of other fish to distract me from the pain. Sometimes it's therapeutic to euthanize the fish...Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:30 pm

Got home from work. Went ahead and got a ziplock back out for him to RIP in. Went to my fish room. Still alive. Still unstable. But fighting hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Maybe one more overnight without any of the other fish picking on him will be all he needs to get back on his feet.

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:08 pm

@Fward wrote:
Got home from work. Went ahead and got a ziplock back out for him to RIP in. Went to my fish room. Still alive. Still unstable. But fighting hard.

Let's still keep hope alive... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:01 am

I put the "crutch" back on him last night. He is still alive this morning. Almost seemed a little better. Crossing fingers. His tail fins had some movement, as before they seemed locked up and stiff. I have been dipping him in a Epsom salt and Melafix concentrate bath also. Not for very long just a few minutes at a time. If he is still living this evening I will take a picture. I have him hooked to my 55 gallon in a refugium.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:01 am

@Fward wrote:
I put the "crutch" back on him last night. He is still alive this morning. Almost seemed a little better. Crossing fingers. His tail fins had some movement, as before they seemed locked up and stiff. I have been dipping him in a Epsom salt and Melafix concentrate bath also. Not for very long just a few minutes at  a time. If he is still living this evening I will take a picture. I have him hooked to my 55 gallon in a refugium.

I have him hooked to my 55 gallon in a refugium.

Please explain what the refugium he is confined... study
Thanks in advance.. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:13 am

I have this. It hangs on the front and pumps water from the tank in to it and then back out a drain in to the tank. I adjusted the crutch last night where he has more line to swim, but if he sinks to the bottom the styrofoam keeps him up right. Still kickin as of this morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:28 am

Keeping him away from the others in a no-stress environment seems to me to be the best way to go.  Sounds like you are doing all you can and giving him a better than average chance. great

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:26 pm

@Fward wrote:
I have this. It hangs on the front and pumps water from the tank in to it and then back out a drain in to the tank. I adjusted the crutch last night where he has more line to swim, but if he sinks to the bottom the styrofoam keeps him up right. Still kickin as of this morning.

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He's still hanging in there. I think it's fantastic... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:18 pm

He is still alive. I moved him to a bucket with a cycled sponge filter. No crutch for a coupe days. Lays on his side. Sad Added some meds an salt. That may be the price. I bought a used tank and it came with. Pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:57 am

@Fward wrote:
He is still alive. I moved him to a bucket with a cycled sponge filter. No crutch for a coupe days. Lays on his side. Sad Added some meds an salt. That may be the price. I bought a used tank and it came with. Pretty cool.

I think so... Cool
BTW: you helped me to learn a new fish word...  Refugium
I use a slower controlled DIY version to hatch Angelfish eggs... Cool
You are putting forth a lot of effort to save this fish. I wish you and the fish well... Hello

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PostSubject: Re: Red Fin Borleyi   Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:46 am

Still alive. Sill on his side though. Seems to have some strength. Changing the water in bucket every morning, and every night. My niece is getting married this weekend I have to go away Friday, and Saturday. Not sure how that will work out. May have to stick him back in the Refugium.
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