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Can fish have a stroke?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Just Prince, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Just Prince

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    I had a white fin Rosy Tetra that appeared to have a stroke. I found it stuck to my intake basket and it was only able to move it's head and gills like it was paralyzed from the gill's down.
     
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    I don't think they can
     
  3. H3D

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    Fish have a brain so I see no reason why they couldn't have a stroke.
     
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    J double R The Devil

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    im sure fish, being a living thing with blood and a brain and a CNS, would be susceptible to strokes.

    however, it would be highly unlikely that you would be able to tell.
     
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    tanker Josh Holloway--Be mine!!!

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    I would think it is possible, but do not think that is what is wrong with your fish. It just got sick and too weak to fight the "sucking-current".
     
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    jm1212 Pterophyllum scalare

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    i dont think a fish would survive a stroke.
     
  7. Virtuoso2K12

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    yeah, your fish may have died from something else.
     
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    beblondie grand high exhalted poobah

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    Yes fish can have strokes,they can also have siezures-Anne
     
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    They can, and depending on the severity and where in the brain they occur, they can survive them, at least for a time.
     

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