Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
Join Date: May 2006
Fish vet visit
One of the pondfish, Daddyfish, had nasty looking lumps on him. We had thought that he burned himself on the heater. We noticed that the other fish that are his kids are getting lumps too so we took him to the vet on Saturday. The vet had to do a biopsy today. Daddy was sedated and the biopsy is off to the lab. We should have results in 7 days. The vet said it could be carp pox. What concerned me most is it also could be something that could be transmissionable to humans. I don't think so because I think my hands would be covered with fishy warts by now but I felt best checking.
Now onto our poor fancy tail Greta... We have been having an awful time with the water quality in the tank. She started gulping a few days ago. Jay noticed right away. It seemed to me she was getting better when Jay noticed yesterday that her tail was tattered. She has the most beautiful tail. Then the edges started getting red, her finpits began to turn red -she looked awful. So when I was talking to the vet about how Daddyfish did today with his biopsy I told him about Greta and he said to bring her over when I came to pick up Daddy. By the time I got her there she was upside down! She pretty much stayed that way the enitre time. The vet got a good look at how much red she had on her. He gave her a shot of Baytril but said things did not look good at all. He sent us home with another shot for tomorrow and liquid baytril to be given orally for 21 days. Mikey her tankmate is also on the oral baytril (as well as Daddy). I was so worried she was going to die on the way home - but she made it. And she is already showing improvement! She is no longer belly up, she was flipping over and righting herself but now she can keep herself upright. AND THE BEST PART - HER DORSAL FIN IS ACTUALLY UP SOME!!! It's been down for days! We separated Mikey from her with a screen because he was nipping her. We added an extra bubbler and covered her side of the tank with a towel. I am so hopeful for her. I am not looking forward to giving her the shot tomorrow but she needs it so I will do it. Intramuscular is more difficult but I can do it for her.
Just thought I would let everyone know that there are vets that see fish and people crazy enough to lug their fish in to see the vet!
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny