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Old 09-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #1 
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Unhappy I think she might die

Sara, all of a sudden looked like she swallowed a basketball. I made a first post, and the person said to fast her for 2-3 days. I fasted her for 3 days. And put her in a 1 gal. Now, her belly is worse, it looks like she's having a tough time breathing and she hasn't pooped in 3 days. Also, she's ALWAYS at the bottom. Please help, I'm crying.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #2 
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I would suggest either slowly bringing her up to 3 tsp/gal of epsom salt or euthaniasia since it might be a tumor.

She's not pine coned at all, is she? I can't tell from the pictures, but the last one leads me to believe she is.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #3 
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I don't have espom salt. :'(
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #4 
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Is there any way you can go out and get some very soon. If not, I highly recommend euthanasia because she can't be comfortable like that.

There's clove oil (which I find the most humane since they fall asleep and then drown without knowing), freezing, decapitation.

Search up the euth methods and see which you're most comfortable with doing.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #5 
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AQ salt will work too if you have it. I think she looks egg bound ... there's nothing that I know of to help it :( If you have a male you can see if he will try to wrap her, but you risk injury with it. I'd only go to that as a last resort.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #6 
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Is she pineconing? Might be Dropsy.

All I can say is that you NEED to get espom salt. Now.

Might also be a tumor. In that case she may or may not die. I would take her to a vet.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #7 
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Is there any way to humanly kill her?
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #8 
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if you can find clove oil, yes. I can't find it, clove oil, anywhere local to me. I usually wait it out.

I am looking at links, read this one while I find more ..

http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?...-bound-female/

http://www.bettatalk.com/answer129.htm

I'd get my hands on some salts, STAT, epsom will be best, aquarium if it's all you have for now.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:51 PM   #9 
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That doesn't look like eggs to me. My first suggestion would be epsom salt but with her being this bad honestly I would put her on a medication that fights internal bacterial infections because if this happened rather suddenly I would think that she's retaining fluid due to an infection.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #10 
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Thank you very very much. But I think I want to end her suffering. Will clove oil be found at Walgreens? Walgreens is like a drug store.
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