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Old 09-08-2009, 06:14 AM   #11 
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it sure sounds like dropsey. im sorry
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:11 AM   #12 
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*sigh* So there is nothing I can do but make sure she stays happy then???
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:15 AM   #13 
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Just keep her warm and comfortable.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #14 
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thanks so much guys, I was hoping that it was not dropsy, but I have had her for about 3 years now. Old age had to kick in sometime I guess, and with that a higher likeliness for illness :(
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:03 PM   #15 
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Just an update...she seems to be in her final stages of dropsy :( I don't think she has much longer...She is rough looking, I was going to get some MS22 (the anesthetic we use to humanely euthanize ill fish) from school to euthanize her...but I just can't because I keep hoping she can pull through :(

What should I do?
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:07 PM   #16 
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If you feel that she's suffering and in pain then go ahead and euthanize her. Just do whatever you feel is best. I know it's a difficult decision to make. I'm sure that whatever you decide to do will be the right decision.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:35 PM   #17 
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Thanks, I just feel so bad because I want her to get better, but she's just lying on the bottom and she has pop eye really bad now as well. She struggles to swim and her scales are just so raised, I can't even imagine retaining that much fluid. :S

She is still eating though, but she stopped responding to my presence now :(
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:28 PM   #18 
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You can lower the water level to make it easier for her to get to the surface, if you haven't already done so.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #19 
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well I have bought her one of those small betta tanks you can buy at the petstore, I did have her in a 5 gallon tank before...but I found her at the bottom and decided she probably could not swim that far up for food or air anymore.

So far she seems to be able to get air easy in this set up. She is a fighter I'll tell you.
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I wish you good luck with her.
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