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Old 03-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #41 
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If he is suffering, maybe it is time to humanely euthanise.

I am currently facing the same situation with 8 or so fry who didn't have proper nutrition, picked up internal parasites, and were exposed to persistent low levels of ammonia during the first few weeks of life.

They are still severely stunted at around 6 months, and it is obvious they will never thrive in spite of my now fastidious cleaning and feeding regime. One of my biggest has now come down with dropsy and I found two dead fry the other day.

I am thinking I might just save the only almost grown fry and cull the rest. It is obvious they have suffered the effects from their early bad start, and I think it's kinder to end it than to watch their numbers slowly dwindle.

It's a very hard decision to make, but if the quality of life isn't there (Spartan doesn't swim much, doesn't eat much and is much much smaller than he should be at this point in his development), it might be time to do the responsible thing and euthanise.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #42 
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culling is a big and essential job for breeders if you need to, you need to. you ddi your best and you tried very hard for the little guy. it's up to you!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #43 
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I know it is a very hard step to take. But if you can't keep him in consistant warm, clean water, he won't be happy or thrive.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #44 
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i don't know right now. am thinking.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #45 
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How's Sparta?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #46 
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he seems to be doing a bit better. and a bit bigger as well...
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #47 
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Well thats good! keep us updated if he gets even better
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #48 
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ok i will
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #49 
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ok i put him/her in a smaller container so it would be easier for sparta to get air, and am going to try to hatch the BBS again.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #50 
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You've already gotten the advice I would give. If you can't get him in heated water you should either rehome him to someone who can (but honestly if he is that small still at 3 months...) or cull him. I know you love him but he is just suffering and I'm sure you don't want that.

The reason he is not moving much or eating much is because his water is cold. Fish are cold blooded so they need heat to maintain life. His body is shutting down b/c he can't get the warmth that he needs. He will not get any better in this situation. You will just watch him die sooner than later I'm afraid.
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