Recovering after a jump

MetalRavioli

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Have you tested your water?
Yes
If yes, what is your ammonia?
0
If yes, what is your nitrite?
0
If yes, what is your nitrate?
2-10
If I did not test my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be asked to do a test, and that water tests are critical for solving freshwater health problems.
Do you do water changes?
Yes
What percentage of water do you change?
31-40%
How frequently do you change your water?
Every week
If I do not change my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be recommended to do a water change, and water changes are critical for preventing future freshwater health problems.
Hey MFK,

So yesterday I purchased two panda garras to add to my 90 gallon tank, as I already had one in there. However, this morning I discovered that both of the newly added ones had managed to jump out. One had died, and one was barely alive. I got him in the tank, moved him back and forth to get after going through his gills, and he perked up a little. For a bit he was swimming around a little, until later today when he stopped swimming around at all. I examined him, and noticed that there was something up with the slimecoat around his head, it looks very smooth as if the scales are gone? I moved him to a hang-on temporary tank (lid secured) and he developed these black patches around him mouth. He's still alive, but is not moving, nor interested in food.

Any ideas on how I can help this guy and what I can administer to him? On hand I have some methylene blue, copper supplements, and possibly some melafix. Any and all help is appreciated.
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Plecostomus
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Hey MFK,

So yesterday I purchased two panda garras to add to my 90 gallon tank, as I already had one in there. However, this morning I discovered that both of the newly added ones had managed to jump out. One had died, and one was barely alive. I got him in the tank, moved him back and forth to get after going through his gills, and he perked up a little. For a bit he was swimming around a little, until later today when he stopped swimming around at all. I examined him, and noticed that there was something up with the slimecoat around his head, it looks very smooth as if the scales are gone? I moved him to a hang-on temporary tank (lid secured) and he developed these black patches around him mouth. He's still alive, but is not moving, nor interested in food.

Any ideas on how I can help this guy and what I can administer to him? On hand I have some methylene blue, copper supplements, and possibly some melafix. Any and all help is appreciated.
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Treat with api stress coat, api melafix, methaline blue, salt and general cure
 
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