Bowel Evisceration

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  1. marine101

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    Sad story guys!

    Ive had my 10cm powder blue for a year now, from the day i bought it, it never had white spot:)

    I keep a few tangs, powder blue, yellow tang, regal and sailfin in a 1.5M tank. All very happy.

    When it became very hot 2 weeks ago, temp spiked a bit out of the usual, and there was a bit of fighting. Unfortunately, the sailfin nicked a huge gap in the powder blues side, bowel hanging out and all. Thereafter the PB started losing weight, stoppped feeding, and couldnt pass faeces, basically a Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO).

    1 day ago he died, how very sad, after a year of trouble free swimming! So just out of interest, how many people have had there tangs eviscerated, and of those, how many survived.

    So far for me its 1 evisc, 1 death. Doesnt sound good. thats 100% mortality
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hell sorry to hear this, PB is a magnificent fish, sorry for the loss.
     
  4. Warr7207

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    Sorry for your loss.

    When you say the sailfin nicked the Powder Blue, do you mean he speared him with his tail scalpels ?
     
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    Grim... Sorry to hear that.
     
  6. marine101

    marine101 Thread Starter

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    Yep, speared him with the scalpals! 1 clean cut, they get a bit agro when the temp goes up. Such a nice fish!
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  7. Midasblenny

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    My clown surgeon regularly (about twice a month) causes deep gashes in the pencil surgeons side(who is twice the size btw), up to a cm deep but within a week there is no sign of any damage, completely healed. Your gash does sound a lot more severe tho.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    The heat reduces oxygen in the water, Marine101. A lack of oxygen could quite possibly cause increased aggrevation, in the fish...... Like people getting irritated when they are hot and bothered.... causing "unnatural" in-fighting between fish....
     
  9. marine101

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    Yes, apparently the 2 oceans keeps there surgeon tank chilled, Coz they say it reduces fighting. For me also, my tangs used to get into small fights, a scratch here or there. But the latest one quite clearly showed perforated bowel. I think at that stage, theyr a gonna. I am not sure if i should replace the powder blue, fearing this might happen again, or perhaps this was just a freak occurence, i really dont know?
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  10. Warr7207

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    I would not risk it, unless you can get a PB, way bigger than your Sailfin.

    The Sailfin has shown his true colours and sounds like his weapons have matured, so he will use them to show his dominance.
     
  11. scubaninja

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    Is it possible to take a pic of your sailfin's scalpels? do they look any different to when they are not fully grown? do they extend etc. read a small bit on how dangerous they are but nothin much else
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  12. ziyaadb

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    sorry to hear bud.
     
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