Tentacle wounds

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  1. spinycheek

    spinycheek GPO Registered

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    My bandensis I got as an adult a couple months ago has developed rather nasty looking lesions on her top two tentacles (arms???). I thought that this is possibly a precursor to her death, but she's still eating well and her eyes aren't cloudy. I have no idea what caused these wounds. Should I dip her in melafix or something.....or is there nothing I can do?:sad:

    Please help, any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Anyone???
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Be patient about replies, its the weekend. :grin:
    A pic would help.
    Wounds like that can be caused by the cuttle rubbing against the glass or acrylic. Since I have never seen them become infected I have never treated them. They seem to get along just fine.
    Does it look like this:
    url]http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/8697/#post-110692[/url]
     
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    Oh, thank you!!! Sorry, I was just getting worried, it's my first cuttle. The wounds do look like your picture, just not as severe. I'll stop freakin out then...
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    What size tank is the cuttle in?
     
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    A 29 gallon (30"X12"X18"). She's the only occupant other than corals and clean up crew critters.
     

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