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FISH EXPERTS PLEASE HELP....URGENT!!

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Titania Fri 04-Feb-05 18:33:15

what do you do when your fish has got a gravel stone stuck in it's mouth? My big oranda has got one stuck and is starting to struggle....its been there for about 15 minutes that I have seen....please help....I don't want another pet dying on me.....

MrsBigD Fri 04-Feb-05 18:35:52

Titania... might sound stupid and obvious, but have you tried catching him and helping him dislodge the stone by applying slight pressure from the back of the 'mouth corners'?

Titania Fri 04-Feb-05 18:36:43

i havent got anything to catch him in........

moondog Fri 04-Feb-05 18:36:59

Sorry...thought it was cookery advice you were after..
Tweezers?

Titania Fri 04-Feb-05 18:37:12

it does look really really stuck/......god knows how it managed to get it in there in the first place!!!

moondog Fri 04-Feb-05 18:37:26

Tea strainer,sieve?

Titania Fri 04-Feb-05 18:38:35

oh yes........sieve.....right......

Titania Fri 04-Feb-05 18:50:57

cant get it.....damned it......its really stuck.....

misdee Fri 04-Feb-05 19:17:53

silly fish. hope you get it sorted soon. sieve, tea strainer, colander, hands!!

MrsBigD Fri 04-Feb-05 19:32:02

not sure how big your fish is, but once you got it you could try gently inserting a toothpich from the corner of the mouth?

you might want to try a fish chat board...
http://www.fishindex.com/

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