help, fish w/ problem

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by supra06, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. supra06

    supra06 New Member

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    Caught a cat w/ a air-sac(red to clear w/ veins) coming from anal hole. What do I do? Thanks.
     
  2. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    I would turn it loose as fast as I could and then go to my happy place for a few minutes. But hey...that's just me.
     

  3. rangerboats

    rangerboats New Member

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    It has had to much to eat.
     
  4. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Most likely it was a Ark. Blue cat and his hemroids were hanging out. Their primary diet is mussels and when they try to excrete the shells they get roids. Same as humans when they don't have fiber in their diet.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Yep, seen it lots of times.
     
  6. crome

    crome New Member

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    You're suppose to take your finger and push it back in!! :wink:
     
  7. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    "....Same as humans when they don't have fiber in their diet...."

    :smile2:

    LOL!!!!

    That is....well....FUNNY!!

    Seriously, put it back in the water and it will be fine.

    It is how they excrete the oversized mussel shells from their system. This time of year they consume a lot of mussels, and many times you will catch them with their lower bowels on the outside of their body as they excrete the shells.
     
  8. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Yep, we see it a bunch in the river down here. Not every fish but more than you'd think are "blown out" so to speak:smile2:
     
  9. Kojak

    Kojak New Member

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    man..poor fish, i do feel for them lol:smile2:
     
  10. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    You mean I gotta put Preparation H in my tackle box now... :confused2:
     
  11. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    :crazy::eek:oooh: OUCH!