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  1. Hello everyone! A few days ago I woke up to find Lemon, my year and three month old Ranchu, with a collapsed mouth. I found a vet near where I live who can do surgery to repair it on Saturday, but I thought everyone might find it an interesting thing, since I haven't seen this or even heard of this issue before. I'm not sure if I'm even posting in the right place about this. I don't need diagnosis or anything, since he's seeing the vet soon, but it's interesting info anyway. Here's a picture of his "normal" mouth (He had a deformed mouth when I picked him up from walmart): Here is his mouth now: I hope to post pictures after the surgery. He will have to have a brace on for at least 5 days, from what I'm being told. By the way if you guys want to contribute to the cost of his surgery, I would appreciate it. https://www.gofundme.com/lemonsurgery (Let me know if I'm allowed to link to that? I'm not sure)
  2. I just found this really interesting article from 2014. I don't know if any of you have read it, but if you haven't it worth a few minutes http://time.com/3378888/goldfish-surgery/
  3. i bought a calico ryukin and then reaized when he got into the QT by himself that he had one on his dorsal fin and one on his tail fin. I was sqeamish about picking it off, mostly because my tweezers could stab him if he flailed suddenly! so i had the idea to use a soft toothbrush and gently but firmly brushed off both and threw them under the microscope for educational purposes...i HOPE that's all there were! there aren't any apparent, and he got into QT from LFS within 2 hours....cross fingers! Fishy did a good job and let me brush his fins! Now his dorsal is way up and unclamped!
  4. I came across this NPR audio story today while searching for goldfish information. I thought it was really interesting, so I wanted to share it with you guys! Apparently a while after the procedure, the plastic tag they used came out of the fish. So they performed the procedure again, but this time using a tag that biologists use to tag wild fish with. I have not heard anything about whether the second try was successful long-term or not. If it was successful long-term, I think this may possibly be a good alternative to slings which can be irritating. Here's a link to the story, to listen click the little icon next to the word "listen". http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4494238 Here are some images of the fish. During the procedure: After; you can see the cork they attached to the tag that was inserted:
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