Time to Euthanize??

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Time to Euthanize??

Post by cowboyish1 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:48 pm

Hello all. I have been battling chronic fin rot with a lot of 3 corydoras similas. The problem affected only the 3 I recently purchased. All others have been unaffected. 2 of the 3 have died. The one remaining obviously has a strong will to survive, but she is down to just spikes for her pectoral fins; her dorsal fin is almost just a spike; her anal fins are all but gone; her tail is about half gone. It is not my water parameters, and I've tried all kinds of treatments/remedies from natural oils to very strong antibiotics/anti-fungals. Sometimes, the problem would begin to reverse itself, but within a week or two it would return. My sad question is this: is she suffering, and should I euthanize her =(( ? If yes, is the clove oil the best, most humane route to go?

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Re: Time to Euthanize??

Post by bekateen » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:14 am

Hi cowboyish1,

Sorry for the loss. I'm sure it's no fun for you, and especially not for the fish. As to your question, I can't tell you whether it is or is not time to euthanize, that decision is really up to you. Yes, I know lots of people use clove oil; there are other options (anesthetics) but they usually aren't available to the general public. Yes the fish probably is in pain; that much damage can't be comfortable. How long have the fish been like this?

Regards, Eric

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Re: Time to Euthanize??

Post by cowboyish1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:00 am

bekateen wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:14 am
Hi cowboyish1,

Sorry for the loss. I'm sure it's no fun for you, and especially not for the fish. As to your question, I can't tell you whether it is or is not time to euthanize, that decision is really up to you. Yes, I know lots of people use clove oil; there are other options (anesthetics) but they usually aren't available to the general public. Yes the fish probably is in pain; that much damage can't be comfortable. How long have the fish been like this?

Regards, Eric
We've been battling this for several months now. Sometimes, it will start to get better, but it always returns. This last time, I can't even seem to slow it down.

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