BMBLSAD Posted May 1, 2022 Share Posted May 1, 2022 I was doing a routine water change on my 75 gallon and made a couple of stupid mistakes that compounded to what I fear is a very bad outcome. Here's what happened. I run 2 filters on my 75 because I have 4 orandas, 1 SAE and 2 mystery snails in it. Prior to my water change, I turned off the Fluval Fx4 but forgot to turn off the SunSun 704B. I have one of the aquarium coop sponges over the intake tube on my sunsun. I removed it to clean but didn't realize the bottom piece of the sunsun came with it - leaving a wide open intake tube along with a running filter (refer to point 1) About 30 seconds later I glance into the tank and realize one of my orandas was stuck in the intake tube head first. I realize my stupidity, turn off the sunsun and gently pull the oranda from the tube. He's stunned (no surprise) and slowly floats to the bottom, and hangs there for the next 3-5 minutes or so while I think about what to do. I happen to have a 50ppm methylene blue mix sitting on my counter (I've been dipping a sick fish from another tank) so decide to dip him, too. I was able to just pick him up in my hand and transfer him to the dipping container - no net needed - and transfer him back again. Not normal. I have no idea if dipping him was a good idea or bad. Anyway...I have him in a breeder box in the 75g so I can watch him. What I see about 45-minutes post injury are some red spots around his head and what would be shoulders if he were human, a circular indentation and missing scales (I think?) around the back end of his body (anal fin) where he got stopped in the intake tube, and some frayed caudal fins (they weren't frayed before). So, what to do. Was the MB dip a good idea? do I keep doing it daily? Should I quarantine and start him on meds? Or take some deep breaths and just watch him? Note that he did eat some freeze dried blood worms but what GF wouldn't? I think they eat even while in the throws of death. Multiple.Face.Palms. Thoughts? Beth 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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