Foreign body in red tailed catfish
This young catfish had swallowed objects in the past and regurgitated them but was unable to do so this time and had been off its food for a few days. An small ulcer had developed near the left pelvic fin and a darkening of the skin was noted at areas where the foreign body had an internal pressure effect. An X-ray revealed a plastic foreign body in its belly, which was gently removed under anaesthesia. The fish may a rapid recovery over the next few days.