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wittd
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PostPosted: 2006.11.13(Mon)20:04    Post subject: Injury Reply with quote

Is there any surefire way to speed up the healing of an injury. My tank is a 38 gallon with excellent water parameters (0 ammonia, 0 nitrIte, between 0 - 15 nitrAte, 1.024SG, 79 degrees). I have a pair of Osc. Clowns, cleaner shrimp, seahorse, yellow watchman goby, some hermits, and a few pollyp corals, and snails. No new inhabitants have been added for over 4 months (yellow watchman last). I recently added a sump/refugium. I don't have a drilled tank so I used an external overflow.
Evidently, my goby decided to jump into the overflow (he normally doesn't explore the top of the tank at all that I've seen). I notice him in there when I got home from work. He had a good injury on one side (must have been from the wire screen in the front of the overflow box going over). Like an idiot, I tried to catch him without removing the siphon tube and he ended up going through it also. I managed to catch him in the back box, and again like an idiot I didn't run him to my quarantine tank but dropped him immediately into the main tank. I couldn't possibly catch him again now that he is back amongst my rockwork.
I've been watching his sore for about a week and a half, and it does seem to be healing well. After all my rambling, my question is: Is there anything else I should do to help it heal or just let it go. I am very soon going to be adding caulerpa to my refugium, and I know that it is supposed to have healing capabilities. I have also added stress coat a couple of times. Any advice?
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2006.11.13(Mon)21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the fish alone, it sounds like it's getting better. Avoid the caulerpa, other macros will serve you better.
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wittd
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PostPosted: 2006.11.14(Tue)19:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks better still today. I figured with healing already happening that the stress of capture would be the worst for it.

What macros would you say are preferable to caulerpa?
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PostPosted: 2006.11.14(Tue)20:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Researh Chaetomorpha and Gracilaria as better alternatives.
http://www.reefland.com/rho/0105/main2.php
http://www.thinkreef.com/article/50/chaetomorpha-algae
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