Misaligned Jaw

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one of my males oscar has a misaligned jaw, I'm pretty sure the jaw was not crooked when i first got him.
I've read from one of the post here that you can try to pop the jaw out and in?
anybody tried this?

planning to try this weekend, but i cant find my fish tranquilizer.
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DRACO replied the topic: Misaligned Jaw

i have not done it with an oscar since don't have any of them injured
but with my tilapia, i have done it... just scoop with net, tried to hold the fish at
the mouth, when the fish struggles, i can feel the dislocated jaw movement,
when i release it back in the tank, the jaw was already straightened... no need for sedation

can you post a picture.
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squid replied the topic: Misaligned Jaw

thanks Draco:) Really appreciate the help.
I'll net the male Oscar out later.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Misaligned Jaw

You do not have to tranquilize the fish. Just gently pull the lips out, and gently push back in. If it won't move back into the correct position do not try to force it back.
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squid replied the topic: Re:Misaligned Jaw

Intried to
Pull out the mouth and back in but its still the same :( im
Afraid i
Might hurt him, also
He has teeth in his mouth
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