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Old 11-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #1 
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Violet my pine coning female

Some of you may remember my post a couple weeks ago regarding my pine coning female. I'm sad to say she is back in QT. She has been pine coning worse the last couple of days & this morning I thought she had already passed as she was on the tank floor not moving. She finally came to the top, I scooped her into my hand & have placed her into QT, its only a 1g because she is struggling a little. I added some Epsom salt but not sure I added the correct amount, 1/2 tsp premixed in a glass until dissolved, added 1/2 then later the other 1/2. She hasn't eaten today which is highly unusual for her. If she seems to be suffering more in the morning I'll seriously consider euthanasia. I'm so bummed, she's such a character
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #2 
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Have u noticed any other things wrong w/ her and has she had PC ( pine cones) before and they went away?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #3 
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As I stated she had slight pine coning about 2 weeks ago, I moved her to a QT tank & she was not liking it. She was acting normal, eating like a pig. She improved so I moved her back to the community tank & until yesterday was doing great. In my research I've found that they can improve but its rarely ever permanent, they will always take a turn for the worst & die, it's just a matter of when.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #4 
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Sadly I just euthanized her. I hate having to make those kinds of decision. I don't know what happened, it appeared her one gill had exploded for lack of a better description, I just couldn't see her recovering from that in combination with what was causing her pine coning.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #5 
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I'm sorry. It was for the best. If u would can I ask how?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #6 
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Thank you, it was not what I wanted to do but I couldn't let her suffer once I saw her gill as it was. I used temp shock with nearly frozen water, it was surprisingly & thankfully very quick.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #7 
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Ok. Sip violet.
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