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Old 08-31-2010, 10:03 AM   #1 
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I think Freddie Mercury is dieing

I just can't put my thumb on it, something is wrong but I just can't seem to tell what.

Over the weekend I noticed that he didn't look right. He seems to have stress stripes and his body is pale but his fins are still vibrant. His activity level seemed normal until this morning. He seems a little sluggish and looks like he's having a hard time swimming, he's just laying on his plants near the surface.

He's around 2 years old I'd guess, I got him in May 2009 from Petsmart.

His tank specs are..
2.5 gallons cycled
no heater (but the tank stays at 76* for some reason, I tried a heater but it seemed to make him bite his tail worse)
last water change was Saturday (due for another today or tomorrow)

I don't know what's going on. I have to leave for work now, I just hope he's still with us when I get back.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:19 AM   #2 
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I hope he makes it! Mabye its just old age?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #3 
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That is EXACTLY what is happening to Fishy! I am not sure what to do either, because I can't pinpoint what the problem is. Fishy is about the same age as Freddy as well. So I'm not really sure what is going on. I hope he starts feeling better...
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:00 PM   #4 
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Aw, I hope he perks up. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that might be bothering him. Is ANYTHING different with his environment?
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:23 PM   #5 
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Awwww I hope he gets better 1fish2fish!
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:23 PM   #6 
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The only thing different is I've noticed these worm-like creatures in his tank and Poe's. They're either nematodes or some sort of worm but from what I've read and what people told me they aren't toxic or harmful to fish in any way.

I'm going to do a water change and see if he perks up a little. He seemed a little happier when I got home from work just now so maybe he was just having a bad morning. He's been looking off for a few days now though.

I had a fast day yesterday so I know he's hungry, maybe a little food will brighten his spirits.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:43 PM   #7 
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I hope he perks up! I have Fishy floating in a cup and he's perked up a little... but I'm still not sure what's going on.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:26 PM   #8 
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I'm sorry about Freddy. U hope he gets better!
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:09 AM   #9 
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NO NOT FREDDIE MERCURY!!! He's my favorite!!!! (even if he is yours :p)I hope he gets better! I would try a salt bath.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:29 AM   #10 
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I don't think a salt bath would do any good since he doesn't have any outward symptoms. He's been with me long enough that I know when he's not feeling right even if he's not really showing symptoms.

I think it must be old age and he's just starting to slow down. He's still acting normally but spends most of his time hanging out and laying on something. I'm going to change his water today and give him some IAL to see if that perks him up.
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