My rescue Stumpy died today. I brought him home from work after I found his fins torn to shreds by a female (dunno why someone thought it was a good idea to put the two together, probably thought they could breed
He never really grew his fins back but was so much fun to watch swim around the tank and play in the filter.
I think he died of a bacterial infection. He had had a fungus infection which cleared up, but then started showing signs of cotton mouth/ columnaris, though he never got fin rot or saddleback or anything, he just stopped eating and then bloated- classic dropsy. I'm just glad it took him fast and he didn't have to suffer.
Swim in peace Stumpy, I'm sorry I couldn't have done more for you.
When I brought him home:
A couple of weeks ago