What is this hanging? It looks like poop inside. Any treatment? TIA

Jetjulian

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 1, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Orange county
55487CA4-0CC3-45BE-8564-848C80BA879A.png
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
48,625
Reaction score
110,352
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
An angel that’s constipated and likely having difficulty releasing feces. Do not feed any hard or pelleted foods. Peas boiled and the inner meat fed to the fish may help
This issue is often seen by @Jay Hemdal who Will chime in
 
Upvote 0

Jay Hemdal

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Messages
8,512
Reaction score
7,918
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dundee
Hi, Welcome to Reef2Reef!

We need more background information on this. Here is a post that describes additional information that we need:

How long has the fish had this?
Is it still feeding?

The two main possibilities are: a prolapsed intestine or a large piece of feces (perhaps from eating something that couldn't be digested).

Jay
 
Upvote 0
OP
Jetjulian

Jetjulian

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 1, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Orange county
Hi, Welcome to Reef2Reef!

We need more background information on this. Here is a post that describes additional information that we need:

How long has the fish had this?
Is it still feeding?

The two main possibilities are: a prolapsed intestine or a large piece of feces (perhaps from eating something that couldn't be digested).

Jay
If it was a prolapsed intestine it ripped off the fish, seen it on the sand bed
 
Upvote 0

Jay Hemdal

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Messages
8,512
Reaction score
7,918
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dundee
If it was a prolapsed intestine it ripped off the fish, seen it on the sand bed
Sorry to hear - sounds like it has internal injuries from some issue and that's why it has stopped feeding. There isn't anything that can be done about internal damage like that.

Jay
 
Upvote 0

How long does it take to you to get an inch of acropora growth? (on average)

  • A couple of weeks or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Up to 1 month

    Votes: 9 8.3%
  • Up to 2 months

    Votes: 10 9.3%
  • Up to 3 months

    Votes: 19 17.6%
  • Up to 6 months

    Votes: 26 24.1%
  • Up to 12 months

    Votes: 8 7.4%
  • 12+ Months

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • I can't grow acropora

    Votes: 29 26.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 4 3.7%
Premium Algae Scrubbers from Turbo's Aquatics!
Top