There is no question now. It must be dropsy.
Taco has not made any improvements, despite my efforts. I've done all I can, and have access to do, in my knowledge. He's not eating, he's floating directly vertical, his scales are significantly raised and his vibrant orange color is pretty much gone. His fins are completely glued to his body, which is even curling on itself and leaning over to the right side. He has very little response to any outside stimulation (waving fingers in front of the glass, gently tapping the side of the tank, passing by, etc).
If he is no better by the morning, I will consider humane euthanasia for him. I cannot stand to watch him suffer any more.
It's amazing how fast you can get attached to these little guys. This is breaking my heart.
Last edited by TianTian; 08-18-2009 at 10:00 PM.