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Old 02-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #11 
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OK, I can't see the pics, so I'm going by what I usually do.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #12 
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I can't imagine him healing back from that either :/ Poor beautiful little fish.

Panty hose, a sponge, something like that over the intake will make it safe for fish. Luckily all of mine have a strainer at the end of the intakes with small slits that my fish can't slip into.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #13 
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I would put him down... search the clove oil method. I'm so sorry this happened :(
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #14 
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I would say wait one day... My fish was pretty bad and he came back eventually. Sorry, it must be so sad :(
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #15 
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I've never had a fish in quite that shape, but I would definitely give him a little time, unless he seems in pain or suffering. I hope he makes a recovery, but I do understand if you decide to put him down. Best of luck, whatever you decide.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #16 
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I've never had a fish in quite that shape, but I would definitely give him a little time, unless he seems in pain or suffering. I hope he makes a recovery, but I do understand if you decide to put him down. Best of luck, whatever you decide.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #17 
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Oh my God, that poor fish. I don't think I've ever seen a fish in that bad of condition. I am so sorry that you have to go through this. Don't blame yourself, accidents happen. If it was up to me, I would probably put him down, it looks like he's probably in severe pain, and I doubt he'll ever be able to have a full quality of life after this. But I suppose there is no harm in waiting a few hours to see how he does.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #18 
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That looks really bad but I would at least give him a day or two. You say he can at least swim so that's something. He may straiten out or he may have limited mobility but have ok life otherwise. Had a betta half paralyzed once.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #19 
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I would wait a little while and see if he gets any better...
I wouldnt be able to put mine down...
its so sad...
I'm sorry :/
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #20 
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Honestly, he is acting normal except for the fact that he can't swim.. x.x
I mean I have about 4 in of water in the tank now, and he will swim around for a while and then go back to the corner, lay on the rocks, [repeat]. SO. I'll give him a little bit of time like tpocicat suggested, and others. But don't worry I am going to try to keep his suffering short if he doesn't improve.. My sister even suggested that he was paralyzed? Ugh. Thanks for all your encouraging words and advice. I'll try to keep myself from being stressed about it. :(
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