Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
Join Date: May 2006
help for a fancy tail
We have 5 goldfish and one fancy tail. Last year we got the fancy tail and put him with the gold fish (only 2 at the time) in our pond outside. All of them did well and the gold fish even had 3 babies. We took them in over the winter b/c our pond is not deep enough. They were a bit cramped in the tank but they did well.
On Saturday we placed them back into the pond for the summer months. The fancy tail swam into the return. I found him in the net with leaves on him Sunday morning. I rushed him back into the house to the tank. He has been holding his own but lost a lot of his fins and I can tell he's loosing his scales. We had this happen in November to one of the baby fish. I found her stuck to the floor after she jumped out of the tank one night. She lost a side fins and a ton of scales but she made it! Her name is now Fuzzy b/c of the fuzzy appearance to her while she was loosing her scales.
Anyway, I was hoping someone can tell me the way to make our fancy tail (Little Guy) more comfortable while he heals. We have been adding stress coat. We cleaned up the tank in hopes that he won't get any infections. He swims but not too often. His eyes are every alert and he follows you when you look at him and talk to him (I know he probably cannot hear me and I highly doubt he understands me but still I have to try and encourage him to hang in there!) Also Sunday he was eating but I am not sure he has eaten much yesterday or today. Is there anything fancy tails love to eat that we can tempt him with?
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