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I say continue trying, but at a certain point, if nothing works, accept it for what it is: genetic.wicca1971 said:
Imo epsom salt baths are supposed to be done twice a day, over several days (even up to a week). I found it very rarely will work for swim bladder on the first dip. Personally i think if the problem as persisted this long I'm not very optimistic, but it's worth the try! I wouldn't treat with antibiotics though, as he doesn't appear to be infected.wicca1971 said:Ugh! I wish there was a fix. Sometimes she's so bad, laying upside down, I have to gently right her. Do you think the Epsom salt baths are pointless if the first one failed or should i continue to do more?
Give it a good effort, but don't overly stress it either. I'd give it a good 2 weeks. If no improvement then, oh well, at least you tried. And once fish get swim bladder issues, it tends to stay, meaning you may be able to resolve it, but will likely comeback, so it's an on and off problem. Some people build fish wheelchairs, but you bring up a good ethical question.wicca1971 said:Yeah, I think I'm coming to that realization. If it is genetic, can they live a satisfactory life and for how long? She still eats but I don't want her to be suffering.