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Wounded Angelfish
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Joined: 14 Feb 2003
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)11:05    Post subject: Wounded Angelfish Reply with quote

Havnt been around for a while, but this one has me completely stumped.

A small angelfish we have seems to have been attacked. It has 2 small punctures on the gill plate, another in the dorsal, and yet another (not quite a puncture, possibly a missing scale) near the tail.

The angel seems a bit stressed, but I think it should be treatable now that we have a few extra tanks to treat it in.

But what did this? The suspects are:

Pleco- Largest thing in there, but I don't think his mouth could puncture anything. I suppose it could have gored it with some spines, but the wounds are widely seperated.

Red finned shark- its has to be the most agreesive fish there, but are they capable of puncture wounds?

Kisser fish- Doubt it, but I would appretiate it if anyone could find a way for me to blame it Smile

Other inhabitants- Corries, Gourami, Larger angel, a few remaining tetras, a guppy and swordtail.

26 gallon. Still working on this overstocking issue with the parents which should explain the all the stragglers of former schools...
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Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)12:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angel, gourami or shark could easily have caused physical damage.

Kisser fish s a gourami, could have done it as well.

Might happen again, may not happen again. sounds like aggression due to overcrowding.
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