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Hello everyone!
My midas blenny is in QT and a few days ago I noticed he had a bite on his tail.
His QT mates all seem to get along exceptionally well, we feed them a lot to make sure there is no food aggression and have watched them extensively. His tank mates are a juvenile naso tang, long nose hawkfish and a Melanarus wrasse.

So yeah, he had a bite out of his tail but seems to be fine, eating well, breathing is fine eats like a pig but today I noticed that along the edge of his fin where the bite was has turned black. probably less than a half in in length.
He moves too fast so I couldn't get a picture but he seems to be totally fine in every other way.
Is there something i should do or just leave it?
 
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Hello everyone!
My midas blenny is in QT and a few days ago I noticed he had a bite on his tail.
His QT mates all seem to get along exceptionally well, we feed them a lot to make sure there is no food aggression and have watched them extensively. His tank mates are a juvenile naso tang, long nose hawkfish and a Melanarus wrasse.

So yeah, he had a bite out of his tail but seems to be fine, eating well, breathing is fine eats like a pig but today I noticed that along the edge of his fin where the bite was has turned black. probably less than a half in in length.
He moves too fast so I couldn't get a picture but he seems to be totally fine in every other way.
Is there something i should do or just leave it?
Got any photos?
 

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Hello everyone!
My midas blenny is in QT and a few days ago I noticed he had a bite on his tail.
His QT mates all seem to get along exceptionally well, we feed them a lot to make sure there is no food aggression and have watched them extensively. His tank mates are a juvenile naso tang, long nose hawkfish and a Melanarus wrasse.

So yeah, he had a bite out of his tail but seems to be fine, eating well, breathing is fine eats like a pig but today I noticed that along the edge of his fin where the bite was has turned black. probably less than a half in in length.
He moves too fast so I couldn't get a picture but he seems to be totally fine in every other way.
Is there something i should do or just leave it?

Without pics, really can't say, but black margins where an injury was is often a sign of healing.

That said, whoever took that bite (melanurus?) may do it again......

Jay
 
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Without pics, really can't say, but black margins where an injury was is often a sign of healing.

That said, whoever took that bite (melanurus?) may do it again......

Jay
Got a pic!!
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Got a pic!!
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Got a pic!!
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E6733EB7-608E-44C5-952F-154EDE9F0AC8.jpeg


Oh wow - the big issue here is how thin the blenny is. See how it’s belly is sunken and it’s spine is showing? We see this a LOT in Midas blennies but don’t know the cause. Once they get to this point they have digested their liver for energy and that damage cannot be repaired.
The cause of this may be internal parasites, food not being fed often enough, or some digestive issue unique to this species ….. sorry!

Jay
 
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Got a pic!!
37315D40-C96B-428C-BCF7-8B58C9795AAF.jpeg
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Got a pic!!
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E6733EB7-608E-44C5-952F-154EDE9F0AC8.jpeg


Oh wow - the big issue here is how thin the blenny is. See how it’s belly is sunken and it’s spine is showing? We see this a LOT in Midas blennies but don’t know the cause. Once they get to this point they have digested their liver for energy and that damage cannot be repaired.
The cause of this may be internal parasites, food not being fed often enough, or some digestive issue unique to this species ….. sorry!

Jay
dang.
we got him like that from the LFS and he has been eating aggressively.
I fed him Seachem focus for about a week.
How long does he have if it’s not reversible
 
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It looks like something internal to me, The black looks like an infection instead of a healing area. I agree with jay in how skinny the blenny is. I don’t think you can come back from that.
dang.
we got him like that from the LFS and he has been eating aggressively.
I fed him Seachem focus for about a week.
How long does he have if it’s not reversible
How long have you had him so far?
 
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It looks like something internal to me, The black looks like an infection instead of a healing area. I agree with jay in how skinny the blenny is. I don’t think you can come back from that.

How long have you had him so far?
We’ve had him for a bit over a week.
the LFS said that he came in pretty thin but was eating well and I feed them literally like 5 times a day and he’s never left out.
that’s super sad and disappointing
 

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We’ve had him for a bit over a week.
the LFS said that he came in pretty thin but was eating well and I feed them literally like 5 times a day and he’s never left out.
that’s super sad and disappointing

Just keep chucking the food to it, multiple times a day, as much as it will take. I'm not very optimistic, I've seen this so many times now......

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Just keep chucking the food to it, multiple times a day, as much as it will take. I'm not very optimistic, I've seen this so many times now......

Jay
so theres a chance?
hope my guy pulls through
thank you very much for your expert knowledge, much appreciated.
 
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