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    Junior Member Rank = Fry Michael Brigg's Avatar
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    Cat bite.

    My neighbour came round yesterday with a fish on a plate...he had rescues it from his cat!

    It was still moving so I have put it in a large bucket (5 gallon beer tank, lined with a clean binliner,popped in a tropical fish heater, air brick and filter and change the water each day.

    I understnd stress can shut down the immune system so I have treated daily with Myxazin.

    He is still alive but not very active and has one or two missing scales.

    Should I use salt to de-stress him?

    Any other ideas. Water changes tend to cause rapid fluctuation in the temparature. Will this cause alot of stress or will I just have to do my best, as clean water is essential.

    Advise please



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    I'm taking it this is your fish??

    Yes, salt can help- you need to increase it in stages starting with 0.3% and going up to 0.6%.
    Make sure your aquarium heater is shielded so he cannot directly contact it. It's a very tiny volume of water to keep a koi in for more than a few hours- how big is this fish?

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    Yes 75g would give you around 0.1%. ideally use a salt meter though, because when you change water you will lose some (and you would need to be changing around 25% of that small container per day with dechlorinated water to stop the water becoming very bad very quickly).

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    Sad to say He didn't make it. RIP. Thanks for advise though.
    I suspect my rudimentary ITU set up was inadequate. Too small. inadequate temperature control, possibly not the right antibiotic.
    THen of course I also don't really know how much the moggy mauled the poor chap.

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    At least you tried...

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    Oh dear. Sad ending. I thought it wss going to be a joke or a humorous tale when i read "my neighbour came round with a fish on a plate".

    Fairplay to you for trying to save it and also the neighbour for bringing it round. Although, I'd love to know why he thought putting on a plate was the ideal method of fish transport.

    Neighbour - Oh no. The cats got one of next doors fish !
    Wife - Oh no. See if you can save it.
    Neighbour - I've got it off the cat. I think its still alive.
    Wife - You better take it round next door and tell him.
    Neighbour - You're right. Shall i put it in a bowl? Or a bucket.
    Wife - You cant. There's bleah in the bucket. And the bowl is full of washing up.
    Neighbour - Oh no. What shall i put it in?
    Wife - What about a plastic bag?
    Neighbour - No. Its ok. I'll just pop it on a plate.
    Wife - Brilliant. Why didn't i think of that?

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    🤔 Am I missing something? How come you didn't just put it back in the pond? Wouldn't the stress of being in a bucket kill it quicker than the cat?

 

 

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