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Wen Surgery on an Oranda Goldfish

Discussion in 'Goldfish Clinic' started by *Ci*, May 12, 2009.

  1. *Ci*

    *Ci* Goldie Guru

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    I had mine out for a good 15 min, with a couple dips back in the clove water to keep him anesthetized. I believe they can go much longer than that, but I'd have to dig to find the sites and threads where I've read about it.
     
  2. chocky

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    I'll have to trim mine soon as well :S
     
  3. Columnmn

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    If 15 minutes is a safe amount of time, I'll say that. It only took me 5 minutes to do the chopping, but I was paranoid that he's drown (or the out of water term for it).
     
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  5. *Ci*

    *Ci* Goldie Guru

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    Excellent job on the wen trim and the video! The fish looks great and obviously is acting better so the trim certainly helped.

    How long did it take for him to recover? Air bubbles and moving the fish back and forth through the fresh water can help them come out of the anesthesia faster.

    Thanks for documenting your procedure and posting it here ...
     
  6. Columnmn

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    He was swimming around very groggily when I went to bed that night, but when I got up, he was happy and swimming around normally.

    Now he's swimming around like king fish again.
     
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  7. chocky

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    I just did a trim on my oranda. Went well I think. I will post a video when I can.

    He took a while to come to but when he did he was like normal haha

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  8. chocky

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    I didn't video the trim though cos I was on me own so not enough hands lol
     
  9. *Ci*

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    Good job! I like how this thread is becoming a repository for people's wen trimming experiences.

    The only thing I would have done differently, Chocky, is to mix the clove oil in the bowl thoroughly before adding the fish, just to be sure he did not get too large of a dose before it dissipated.

    btw - Ci is "see", short for Cindy : )
     
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  10. chocky

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    Oh oops! Hi Cindy :) hehehe
    That's a good point I didn't think about that. Maybe that's why he took a while to wake up lol

    Also I didn't leave him in there long enough the first time. So when I took him out and did the first little cut , he twitched. OMG scared the crap out of me... probably him too. Lol poor guy.
    He's just fine now. Being a pig as usual lol
     
  11. *Ci*

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    So, now that it's been a while, do you see a marked improvement in the way the fish swims?
     
  12. chocky

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    I think so. Definitely can see his food better and not rolling up side down anymore haha :)

    I have noticed though there is a bit of white stuff and dots appearing on his cheeks. So added a bit of salt just in case of any infection.
     
  13. orangecrush

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    I saw you do D**kheads surgery on Youtube. Very interesting and entertaining. On another note, I thought you lived in the US.
     
  14. Columnmn

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    That video has seriously taken off, at 1,200,000 views atm. Majority of which were this month.

    I'm getting lots of "Why did you kill him" "You monster" comments (I'm guessing lots didn't watch it all), but the majority are positive.
     
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    ...

    you monster! LOL
     
  16. Columnmn

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    Although, it's had 3700 comments, so I guess a handful of bad ones isn't too bad.
     
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    I feel like this comment both helps explain all the recent views as well as being the best/most hilarious comment I read on the video.
     
  18. Columnmn

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    I'm not sure why youtube is liking that video, probably people are clicking it and watching a certain amount.

    I've had a few tell me to just eat it, or use the fish as bait.
     
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  19. orangecrush

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    Well I know D**khead came through it just fine. How is he doing today ?
     
  20. GoldenMcNewbie

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    They have no idea how much the fish costs do they?
     

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