Large Sailfin got caught in net

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  1. amalick

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    Hey guys - I'm so stressed out that I've got White Spot:(. As part of my fish migration project to a new tank as per the thread in my signature I got my large sialfin badly trapped in a net while catching him:angry:.

    I struggled for almost 10 minutes to get him loose. Most of the time I just left the net alone to see if he would free himself, but matters only got worse as he trapped himself deeper and deeper. Eventually I had to cut the net to let him free.

    Now he has a piece of net stuck in his mouth. I'm almost certain the stress caused will cause a white spot epidemic in my new DT.

    I have no idea what to do to try and prevent it and in addition i'm not sure that the piece of net will come loose.

    Any thoughts ?
     
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    amalick

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    As you can probably tell I'm panicking. Should I leave

    1) the lights on overnight
    2) raise the temperature.
    3) Try and catch him again (that would be a huge task / PITA)

    I'm floundering !!!
     
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    Stress cannot cause white spot, it is a parasite - can the sailfin eat? you need to remove that piece of net really.
     
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    amalick

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    He can probably eat since its only a small piece. I'm going to try and take a pic.

    Tangs are renowned for getting whitespot when they have undergone some form of stressfull event. I am lead to beleive that it has something to do with a weakened imune system.
     
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    I would think that the net should fall of its mouth. I heard of stories where Sailfins even swallowed elastic bands. Struggled for a few days, but excreted it after a while.
     
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    Here is a pic. As you can see its not obstructing his mouth in anyway.

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    Shoo - It came loose on its own:).

    Sorry for the panic :whistling:- Now I just need to hope that not too much stress was caused (fingers crossed)
     
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    wow, sorry amalick, seems i was a bit late:( but good luck with it destressing mate. i dont think that it will get whitespot either really
     
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    Glad it is all sorted out. He should be fine now :)
     
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