how long should i wait?

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Hi, I have come down this morning to find oscar has a congo tetra hanging tail out of his mouth. It has been like this now for around 30mins question being how long do I leave him before I should pull it out? Any advice greatly welcome please x
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: how long should i wait?

Hi...well someone has been a naughty fish!

I would not worry too much, my understanding is they have no nasty spines..is that right? That is the main concern with Os snacking on tank mates.

It could take awhile but your O should be able to breathe and everything OK and if it is indigestable they can usually spit things that dont have spines out.

No real emergency, unless it is still half hanging out like 8 hours later...

Keep us posted....
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jenpink replied the topic: Re: how long should i wait?

My lil oscar finally got rid of the fish that was hanging out of his mouth it took about 3 hrs but he is fine now thank you very much.
However since then I started to set up his tank to find that both the pump and heater have been put in various other tanks so i no longer have the ability to move him over not sure what to do now as I don't really want to loose my other fish but oscar is growing and so is his appitite for my fish. If there is anyone local to darlington/bishop aucklkand who can offer him a home either while I get a tank set up or forever then please contact me. Cheers
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: how long should i wait?

Mine swam around with an algae eater (non-pleco) for several hours, until he devoured and chewed up half the fish.
Then he was fed up with that, and spit out half to chewed up fish...
So i'd give him some more time...
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: how long should i wait?

i added afew baby peacock bass 2 my gf's tetra tank a while ago (didnt go down well) they swam around for about 2 hours with lillte tails hanging outta their mouths and were fine
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: how long should i wait?

"Got a Snickers?... it could be a while"

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