Venting a Swim Bladder: Black Cap Basslet

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  1. abinder

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    nice !!!!!!!


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    nice !!!!!!!


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  3. Humblefish

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    Very inspiring thread! Congrats on your success with this fish, and thank you for sharing your experience.
     
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    Figured I'd share a couple pictures of the black cap aka captain jack sparrow. He is very hard to get pictures of! Loves his black worms and mysis.
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    Oh yea he's a fatty

    I've done 4 more procedures for a lfs by me. Every fish made it and healed.
     
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    Wow, just read through the entire thread. Truly awesome and inspiring. Keep it up. He looks great!
     
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    OK, that does it. You're now my "go to" whenever someone has a fish with a swim bladder problem. :D
     
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    I'm flattered, thanks Doc.
     
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    Have you had success with fairy wrasses whonget this? I am not sure what to do with my new rhomboid who appears to have developed a swim bladder issue. If decompression is the source can the venting still work?
     
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    Do you have a picture? How long have you had the fish?

    I have not performed venting on this fish before... Wrasses are more sensitive to stress and not as hardy. I would make sure that if you perform the procedure it be done right and his qt tank be very clean with the right set up for him. I'd also recommend to have a range of medications with access to new salt water quickly.
     
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    I was told and now believe he has a spinal injury and not a swim bladder issue (he can control his buoyancy even though he does swim vertically or upside down now)
     
  15. Dugless

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    Would a 25 gauge needle be too large for a 2” wrasse?
     
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    Imo yes. There is a huge difference between a 25 gauge and a insulin syringe from 29 to 30 gauge. When the puncture is made you want it to be as seamless as possible. Insulin syringes are also easier to draw back, less resistance. If you need I can throw a couple of syringes in the mail for you.
     
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    +1. I've found small acupuncture needles do a great job as well.
     
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    Unless there is another option of sourcing these needles locally. I'd sure appreciate that. Where are you located?
     
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    I'm in NJ... Send me a pm and I can try and get a couple out for you Tom.
     
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