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Old 08-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #11 
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I know...you should have seen my face..... it was so sad......i cried :'(
*researches*

... Fines fine...
... Coloration fine...
... Trouble swimming... Not at all...
... Lumpy? ... No just swollen...

Doesn't seem like the disease.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #12 
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I don't mean to scare you, but this fish may have fish tuberculosis. Fish TB is not in ANY way related to human TB. But I beg to NOT under ANY circumstances put your hand/arm in the tank if you have any open sores.My guppy had it and it looked exactly the same. Also check to see whether any other fish in the tank that have bent backs, that is also a symptom of fish TB. I'd like to see if anyone else thinks it is TB. The most humane thing to do would be to euthanize him/her if we can confirm it as fish TB. And I urge you if you do euthanize it, to not freeze it of use clove oil/vodka methods, I just don't believe they are humane. Using a hammer seems the most humane (it is what I did with poor Sunset the guppy. :( ) I'm so sorry. :(
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My love of fish keeping just lowered slightly...
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #13 
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After further reading *shrugs* It may be Neon Tetra Disease.

Checking on the tank every so often and he/she's calmed down so I will post any new updates on this matter.

In Happier news Sotto stopped circling the floated bowl and terrorizing the poor tetra.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #14 
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Did some searches and found this: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?...-bloated-neon/

Your fish looks similar... The fish in the link ended up just being bloated. Dont feed your guy for a couple days and see if it goes down.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #15 
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Is the clove oil followed by vodka really inhumane? I read several articles that said the clove oil done correctly is actually the most humane. (Well maybe your hammer method is humane but I think a lot of people can't do it. . myself included. I'd much rather put something into a little sleep state then add the vodka.)
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #16 
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I prefer putting the fish in shallow water in a cup and sticking in the freezer as the fish would just go into a deep sleep... I think the oil and vodka would be torture, akin to dunking a sick person in a swimming pool (i.e. fish don't naturally swim/breath in that stuff).
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You anaesthetise the fish with the clove oil, then slowly (over an hour, minimum) add vodka to their water until they expire. You don't just throw them in vodka. If you put them in the freezer, they slowly freeze to death, which is very painful. :(
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I prefer putting the fish in shallow water in a cup and sticking in the freezer as the fish would just go into a deep sleep... I think the oil and vodka would be torture, akin to dunking a sick person in a swimming pool (i.e. fish don't naturally swim/breath in that stuff).
From what I understood from the articles, the clove oil just makes the fish slowly go into a sleepy state, then in a deep sleep, and that the fish is not tortured or felling any pain at all.

Humanely Euthanize Fish | How to Put Fish to Sleep Using Clove Oil - Oscarfishlover.com

What Is the Most Humane Way to Euthanize a Fish?
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:07 AM   #19 
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*my reaction to all these posts*




MY TETRA ISN'T DEAD YET! OR ARE THEY IN A WEAKENED STATE! OTHER THAN BEING BLOATED!



I didn't ask for tips on Euthanizing! I want my fishy to live!
You're all worse than PETA!

I kept a sick popeyed Betta named Drax alive for over a year ( had gotten him free at school dormitory so who knows how cheaply he had been kept.... In the long run he was the longest lived of the betta's given out (last time I asked the person who had ran the event) and I kept my current Sotto from parasite attacks! I shall make this Tetra survive! If only to defy you guys!

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:12 AM   #20 
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*my reaction to all these posts*




MY TETRA ISN'T DEAD YET! OR ARE THEY IN A WEAKENED STATE! OTHER THAN BEING BLOATED!



I didn't ask for tips on Euthanizing! I want my fishy to live!
You're all worse than PETA!

I kept a sick popeyed Betta named Drax alive for over a year ( had gotten him free at school dormitory so who knows how cheaply he had been kept.... In the long run he was the longest lived of the betta's given out (last time I asked the person who had ran the event) and I kept my current Sotto from parasite attacks! I shall make this Tetra survive! If only to defy you guys!
Take a deep breath.

I know you're feeling stressed about th is. It's painful when we feel responsible and helpless at the same time.

We know you want to do the best for your fish and you want him to live.

People are just pointing out different scenarios based on their own experiences.

They are not trying to depress or torture you.

Keep breathing.

I hope your neon recovers and that all your fish live long healthy lives.
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