I rescued Raphaello, a blue VT, from Petsmart two weeks ago. He was in a filthy slimy dirty cup. A soon as i brought him home and put him in his new filtered tank with some bamboo and a little plant, he started to deteriorate.
First: cottony patches - fungus, right?
Second: tail falling apart - fin rot, right?
Started to treat both with aquarium salt and PimaFix (since it says it takes care of fungal AND bacterial infections and Petsmart didnt have any tetracycline), took the carbon out of the filter, and daily water changes.
Well, as of today, his tail is completely gone as is his dorsal fin, and this morning he looks "pine-coney" - dropsy, right?
Should I euthanize him? He was sick to begin with, but I don't think I can save him like I thought, especially if he has dropsy.