Urgent help needed Royal Gramma problem

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  1. rakabos

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    Hi guys

    So i finally managed to get a Royal Gramma from Dave in Vanderbijlpark. We caught him and all was well putting him in a container. Then we added a rock with shrooms to the bucket and the fish got startled and jumped out. He fell about 1m to the cement floor.

    I got him home and he wasnt looking good at all. This morning he was responsive to touch and scurrying away. When he swims away he stays upright but then just goes down to the bottom and kinda lies against the glass and not completely upright. Tried feeding him to no avail. He is in the sump

    Any advice on what to do?
     
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  3. viper357

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    Doesn't sound good, I think all you can do really is just wait and see. I wouldn't recommend touching him too much, let him rest and hopefully he can recover. He will be fine without food for 2 or 3 days.
     
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    Thx viper

    Would he snack on any of the pods in the sump?
     
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    Makes sure he has a safe hiding place - hole in LR.
    Sounds like he is stressed to be in a bare sump?
     
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    There is a lot of macro algae where he is, but yes good idea, i will add a rock or 3 in there for him to feel less exposed
     
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    Sorry bro, hope it pulls through.
     
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    How's the fish doing dude?
     
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    Well he is in the DT and hiding mostly but dont seem to have any injuries. Just looks like a fussy eater. This morning he took some pellets and mysis but spat both out. So gonna try some brine a bit later and see if he goes for that.
     
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    Well he seems to like brine :thumbup::thumbup:. Spitting out the smallest pellets i could find though
     
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    Good to hear dude
     
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    took a nice big piece of mysis for supper ;)
     
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    I am happy to hear, that he is doing well

    All the best
     
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