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Old 04-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #1 
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What is the kindest thing to do for a fish dying?

I have a baby that is dying. How can I make it easier for him?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #2 
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Why do you think he is dying? (Sometimes, they look like they are, but then you treat them or fix the problem, and they're OK again.)

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #3 
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Thanks but I've treated him over the last few months. He has a large white growth around his head. He is dying and I'm not going to subject to him more medicine. It is his time, but I don't like to see him suffer
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:13 PM   #4 
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How have you treated him? I hate to see a fish go that may not need to...
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #5 
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And can you also post a photo?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 PM   #6 
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Well if he is truly dying, the most humane thing you can do is to euthanise, as this will end his suffering and prevent a slow, lingering death.

However, many owners can not do this and so the best thing to do would be to make him as comfortable as possible until he passes naturally. Things like lowering the water level, keeping his water clean and warm and not having bright lights on overhead can help to minimise stress in sick fish.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #7 
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First, I treated him with salt treatment. Then, I used a medicine that people suggested. (Just can't think of the name right now) Treated him several times with it. But the growth just kept getting bigger.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #8 
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I've been keeping the light off and lowered his water several days ago..His water is a nice warm 82.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:28 PM   #10 
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I used Triple Sulfa. Salt. Oak leaves. Nothing helped.
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