Originally Posted by JessSH
He actually came out of his cave to say hi. He is thinner, but not emanciated. Just not as sturdy looking as he used to be...The whole reason I started this thread was to make sure I knew when to end his suffering, now it seems like I am trying to prolong it. I really
don't want to, but I think maybe it's time I get the clove oil...
Sometimes you have done all you can do. If they are losing weight and conditions chances are there is something internal going on. And the TB presents in many different ways. The wasting away and losing condition is only one symptom. Ratty fins you want to treat as fin rot are also a symptom. You also get skin lesions and bloat. If you get a lumps up under the chin that also is a presentation of TB. There are many strains of TB and some move faster and are deadlier. But none are curable. In any case the fish will not be better as there is no cure.. Sometimes the kindest thing is to end the suffering. If he has TB he will waste away. Good chance he may pinecone and bloat. If he get that far he is done. Ending any life never comes easy. But like dogs and cats, we sometimes have to make that decision as the best kindness to an old friend.