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PostSubject: Possible damaged tail fin?   Possible damaged tail fin? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 08, 2012 9:56 am

Hi,

I had an unfortunate case where one of my koi's tail fin got sucked into the pump inlet. I found it alive, but floating upside down. This was 2 days ago. Although he is still alive, and using side fins at times, he is floating upside down and is unable to go under water or remain upright.

Can anyone give advice please, I am torn and not sure what to do (if there is anything I can do). If this does sound like damage to the tail fin, does this injury heal? Is there anything I can do?

I am desperate for advice.

Thank you and regards

Suzette
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PostSubject: Re: Possible damaged tail fin?   Possible damaged tail fin? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 08, 2012 12:13 pm

suzettev wrote:
Hi,

I had an unfortunate case where one of my koi's tail fin got sucked into the pump inlet. I found it alive, but floating upside down. This was 2 days ago. Although he is still alive, and using side fins at times, he is floating upside down and is unable to go under water or remain upright.

Can anyone give advice please, I am torn and not sure what to do (if there is anything I can do). If this does sound like damage to the tail fin, does this injury heal? Is there anything I can do?

I am desperate for advice.

Thank you and regards

Suzette
For me problems with balance can be caused by two main causes: swim bladder or neurological damage.
I suspect the second in your case.
Prognosis at this point, I can not make for I have not seen the fish.
Does it have missing part of the caudal fin?
If the fin is broken, there is a very good chance that it will recover, if it is not broken near to the tail. U can catch the Koi and try to disinfect the wound with HP, PP or iodine...U might need to sedate it for that.
If U should see redness and infection setting in...U will need to use antibiotics, as a local treatment or injection.
Post if U see this happening.
One think I can conclude safely is that apart from being injured, Your fish is terribly stressed.
If U have QT U might consider separating it, and giving it some prophylactic antibacterial treatment in case U see some visible injuries...giving it a chance to rest, maybe adding some salt too, to help with osmoregulation.
There are small kiddy pools at game, inflatable U might consider...
For now there is not much U can do, but give it the best chance to recover...and wait.
Let Us know how th fish is doing.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible damaged tail fin?   Possible damaged tail fin? Icon_minitimeFri Mar 09, 2012 8:59 am

Normally if the damage is only to the tail fin, it can still stay upright. I agree with Neli that it might be that the swim bladder got damaged or it may be a neurological defect caused by the incident.

I had a few cases like this and saved a few. Separate the fish, feed sinking pellets, limit stress and hope for the best.

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