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cheri_alexander
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Rescued Oranda
« on: December 28, 2011, 04:20:05 PM »

So I went into Dallas today to a small tropical fish store that has a great selection of food but very poor quality fish (usually a few unhappy-looking fantails in warm tropical water).  Anyway I saw a beautiful medium sized Oranda in a very small tank with a few small plecos. He has some sort of injury on his tail, it is split near the top into two pieces and there is an angry-looking wound that is black and red and looks to be rotting. You can see the red veins in his tail... He was priced at $50, this is about double what a healthy specimen would cost at a chain store. I talked the owner into half price but no returns. He sat on the bottom of his bag all the way home. The only available space for him was my ten gallon iso so he is a bit cramped but has perked up in the clean cool water. I intend to use the hydrogen peroxide treatment on his tail and I added Melafix to the water. He has some white spots on his wen, they don't look like fungus or ich but I've never seen anything like that on my other orandas. Anyway I just wanted to show him off. His name is Palo Verde but I call him "Palo" (palo verde is a desert tree). I may start a thread in Health and Illness if he doesn't improve in the next few days.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 09:17:43 PM »

it look like fin rot, please give fin rot drug that is fill into aquarium water.. then put heater there , the temperature set to 24-28 degrees celcius
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 09:30:58 PM »

I have placed a heater in the tank since he also appears to be suffering from Swim Bladder Disease. As mentioned I will be treating the injury with hydrogen peroxide and salt for the time being. I also added Melafix which is a very mild/natural antibiotic but I would rather not destroy my beneficial bacteria with anything stronger just yet. Thank you for the reply, I am really hoping he improves but if not at least I got him out of there.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 01:02:44 AM »

OMGoodness such a pretty fish!! I hope he heals well
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 06:00:05 AM »

So beautiful!
I really hope he'll get all better, I'd go for the same course of treatment as you do, so just keep doing what you're doing Smiley
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 09:51:58 AM »

I am very happy to report that the symptoms of Swim Bladder Disease dissapeared after two peas and a few hours in 77 degree water. He had his first peroxide treatment this morning and another pea. He is such a dear. I am working on a gel food that is 70% fiber/veggie for him to eat after a few days of peas. Thank you for your kind comments.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 05:25:18 AM »

WOW!!!!!
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 06:27:47 AM »

Sounds great!! Cheesy
Wow, so exciting! Smiley
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 10:46:35 AM »

Awww what a beauty!!
Good job on the rescue and bartering skills!
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 06:01:52 PM »

Poor boy was constipated for 5 days and quite hungry as his rations were only two peas and a bite of canned pumpkin per day. After that situation finally resolved I weaned him onto his special gel food and today he got a tiny bit of tubifex in addition to his gel and veggies. His tail already looks better. I have a good feeling about his recovery.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 06:36:37 AM »

Please post more pictures as he recovers! Smiley
The two orandas I bought also had constipation, I think it's because the pet shops don't usually vary their food much and they're stuck with flakes daily :/ Orandas have a little more sensitive digestive tract because of their round bodies than other fancies.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 07:35:01 PM »

Nice looking fish. Looks like he found a good owner. How old would you think he is ?
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 08:06:36 PM »

Well he is roughly the same size as my 20mo oranda, Rowan but he is probably older. The culls at pet stores usually don't grow as big as those from breeders. I worry about him being stunted, it wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 10:28:30 PM »

Very lovely fish Cheri, well done on taking him on (and your bartering skills) hope it all goes well, karma for you. cheers > Ron
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 05:59:36 PM »

Thanks Ron!
The split in his tail has healed about 1/3 of the way!! I'm hoping to have all the Orandas (there are 5 now- welcome Juniper and Elder II) together in February.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 07:35:40 PM »

What a pretty fish!  Those blue eyes are striking against his red head.  Wouldn't be surprised if those plecos are what chewed up his tail, but glad to hear the treatment is helping him.  The white spots on his wen could be particles of tank debree that get stuck in between the folds...one of my silver orandas had that so I dabbed it w/ hydrogen peroxide and it went away after a week or so. 

What a beauty.  Wink
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 09:16:31 PM »

Thanks Goldie.
Hopefully you can see in this pic how the split has started to heal, I am a bit concerned that the join is that black color. None of my books mention black wounds or scars. He has become much more feisty and really fights me during his peroxide treatments, I guess that could be a good sign...Anyway, here's a pic of him eating his gel food. Since last week none of the fish have had any pellets, flakes or wafers. I'm going to try "farming" some live food for them as well. It's kind of my new year's resolution that they start eating better- lol!
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 04:44:22 AM »

Anything black on a goldfish is usually a sign of healing Smiley I didn't understand where it was though ("the join"?), if it's around the previously damaged area, think about it as a bruise that's going away. It may take up to a few months for it to disappear and for the fish to heal it completely Smiley

It's so great that he's getting better! I'm so happy for you! Smiley Please post pictures later when he'll be with his friends Wink
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 05:22:01 AM »

Yup, Noss is right  Smiley Lucky had some black on part of her dorsal fin for a while Cheri and I figured it must be healing from something.
Since coming back from Christmas, I noticed it's practically almost gone now!  Cheesy

So glad the Oranda's doing well ^_^
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 01:24:22 PM »

Nossie- it's where the two pieces of fin are healing- where they join together- I'm not sure how to describe it Smiley . Anyway, glad to hear that it's normal.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2012, 08:39:18 PM »

Just as you said Nossie, the black faded away like a bruise. The split is now about halfway healed. No more peroxide treatments though as he refuses to submit to them anymore.
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2012, 06:15:54 AM »

I think it's enough with the peroxide if it healed that well already Smiley If you still have the salt in the system, I'm sure that will take care of the rest Smiley

I just have to say it again: He's such a lovely fish! Cheesy
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2012, 01:34:37 PM »

Here he is! All better in his new tank! He looks very red- I blame my homemade gel food.  Grin
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2012, 07:01:29 PM »

Awww what a beauty!!
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 01:21:22 AM »

love that last pic, what a face. Cheers
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Re: Rescued Oranda
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2012, 03:42:19 AM »

Such a charming baby! You really got yourself a bargain there, I'm so very happy he made it! Cheesy
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