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Old 06-23-2014, 02:51 PM   #11 
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On closer observation the pineconing is not just over the swelling, her whole middle section is pine coned now, everything below that has lost it's colour completely and her fins (especially tail) looks like it's disintegrating.....
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #12 
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Here she is now -

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #13 
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If I was to guess I am going to say that it looks like she has had a rupture internally. if you look carefully at your poor girl you can see that the pineconing is happening in the parts from the red mark and backwards but not forwards which shows either a toxic level of bacteria invading her bloodstream from a set point or a lack of consistent blood flow which is causing them to become paralysed. The fins are being ignored so her body will have some of her precious blood so they have started to fall apart.

I always hate to have to type this, but I am unsure as to her prognosis at this point...this is incredibly unique and her body may not even be capable of repairing the damage that is inside her. I have my fingers crossed she responds to the antibiotics, but if she does not you may need to look into humane methods of euthanasia- a fish that is paralyzed cannot swim and a fish that cannot swim cannot live.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:42 PM   #14 
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I've just got in from work and she is even worse, her tail is completely gone. She can no longer swim at all so she can't breathe air from the surface.
The water she is in absolutely stinks as well, it was fresh this morning.
I've got a feeling I may have to use the clove oil I got today. I felt so guilty when I was buying it, I was really hoping it wouldn't come to this. :(
Is clove oil really the most humane way to put her out of her misery? I can't bare to see her suffer anymore and I don't want her to suffer when she 'goes'.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #15 
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From what I have learned, clove oil is humane. So sorry about your lil girl. She is lucky to have someone like you :)
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #16 
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Thank you :)
I'm very attached to all my betta, is horrible seeing one suffer.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #17 
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You're doing what is best. Swim in peace, little lady.
And best wishes to you, leedavidford.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:45 PM   #18 
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Thank you Kfoster.
Yeah it is for the best, I am sad that it has come to this but I'm glad she isn't suffering anymore.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:24 PM   #19 
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I've just read this and I'm nearly crying... So sad for your loss :( I really am...
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:37 AM   #20 
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Thank you. It was very sad, it all happened so quickly :(
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