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#1 dmitri1521

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

Lower jaw is broken. Has not eaten in 4 weeks. What do you guys think. Clean brake. Nothing holding it in the middle. Will he make it or ?


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#2 Guru

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

Ps are pretty tough and that guy looks thick enough to go quite a while without food as it heals.

#3 dmitri1521

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

Will it heal tho? Right and left side of lower jaw are moving independently. Possible for the bone to fuse together again?

#4 Nzac

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

All you can really do is wait and see or take him to a vet and pay a big bill to fix it

Edited by Nzac, 12 April 2017 - 05:47 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

#5 dmitri1521

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

How would he fix it maybe I can do it myself. Sedate him and do whatever needs to be done. Not sure what tho

#6 Nzac

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

No clue really, not a vet but I would imagine hardware at the most, stitches to hold the skin together at the least. Potentially a dab of super glue to hold bones while they heal and glue skin together .... All guesses on my part

Edited by Nzac, 12 April 2017 - 06:47 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

#7 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

If it were me....I would separate him to a solo tank and not feed him for a month or so.  Hopefully resting the jaw will allow it to heal. 


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#8 dmitri1521

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:27 AM

He is a solo fish. And yes I will wait another month without feeding see what happens

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:39 AM

I just finished salt treatment with higher temperature water. Helped a bit. It was healing well until he hit the side of the tank again

#10 Greg c

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

I had that happen to me a few times and have seen it happen many times to other people on piranha forums, I don't keep piranhas without adding these pond filter pads to the sides of their tanks, I've seen my piranhas swim full speed into the side pads and nothing happens to them, it works, here is what they look like, you can buy them online or at a garden center that sells pond supplies, they come in different colors, coarse to fine, I like the green color, you are taking a BIG chance with your piranhas by not adding the pads to the sides of your tanks to soften the blow.

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#11 dmitri1521

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

Update
Looks like the flesh is going over the wound. He also started eating.

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