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Old 11-16-2010, 12:26 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Update on Caesar

So in my last post about him I was saying how he had a weird growth on his side and how it was giving him trouble swimming.

Well, I can't say I have any good news......;c
The bump is huge now and the growth has made its way to his other side. It weighs him down! So now he's swimming between his two plants that have leaves he can rest on near the surface. But worst of all he's getting major thin (even though I'm feeding him lots) and he has a very slight raise in his scales on his back and where the growth is present.

I tried the Epsom salt to help reduce swelling like someone had advised but unfortunately it did nothing...

I think this is it for poor Caesar, guys....should I put him down? I mean, I don't want to have him suffer, but at the same time I'm going to be taking a life with my own two hands! I know I'm responsible for my pet, but it's so hard......how would I go about putting him to sleep?
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:38 PM   #2 
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So today, he's swimming around all happy like, as if nothing is wrong with him.
He's not even breathing that hard now and can float without the help of leaves.

I dunno....maybe I'll just let it be. I don't want to make his short life even shorter if he has potential to live a bit longer.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #3 
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Could it be some parasitic infection? Maybe something's growing inside his belly? Could you post a picture?
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:16 PM   #4 
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I already posted a pic in my last thread. No more pics cuz I don't have any more batteries.
He's actually doing better. The growth is just as big, but he seems really happy and active. I won't put him down. I don't think he's suffering....not yet anyways. He's just hindered a little with his swimming and that's not enough for me to put him to sleep.

I don't think it's a parasite. He's had the bump for a couple months now and if it was parasites wouldn't it have killed him by now?
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