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Baby Purple tang got stuck in powerhead

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To echo what @excell007 said; it is extremely rare for a fish to get caught in the intake of a pump without having some predisposing issue. The rapid breathing could be a sign of a deeper issue.

Edit: I see your new report that the fish is now breathing slowly - so that's a really good sign that there isn't some preexisting weakness that caused this....


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Thank you, i didnt know if theyre start to breath slowly again its a good thing.
And as for preexisting weakness i have no clue then, he seems fine in quarantine for 2 weeks and eating well in my dt for a week so i cant really tell :(
 
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Are they deep gasping or slow and relaxed?
Judging from looking at his gills, its seems like its slowly breathing. Not one breath at a time if that makes sense? But he still laid with his head facing down and tails up
 

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update on the purple tang, the baby tang did not make it, he was still breathing at 10p.m but at 2:00 a.m when i go checked on him, he is no longer breathing, RIP little fella. Thank you all for all the help!
So sad. I’m so sorry. I hate losing our babies.
 
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