Guppy With One Pectoral Fin!

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by edgardcafe, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. edgardcafe

    edgardcafe Valued Member Member

    What should I do ? Euthanize her ?
    She is like that for 2 weeks or more.. she was born on my aquarium.. I think she fought with others females and damaged her fin..poor think!

     
  2. emeraldking

    emeraldking Well Known Member Member

    In general when a guppy swims like this, it won't recover from it. Right now, I do have one female which swims exactly like this one. She won't last either. I'm checking out when feeding herself becomes a problem, I will euthanize her.
     
  3. OP
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafe Valued Member Member

    Yep.. I think I will do that...
     
  4. OP
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafe Valued Member Member

    She's still alive and fighting
     
  5. FishL:))

    FishL:)) Well Known Member Member

    Awe...poor girl. I'm so sorry!! :( Once she stops eating it would probably be best for her to humanly euthanize her. I hate when I have to do things like that... :(But it's up to you.
     
  6. OP
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    edgardcafe

    edgardcafe Valued Member Member

    Yep... you know what ... I can't euthanize her .. I just can't do it ! The poor think is suffering
     
  7. FishL:))

    FishL:)) Well Known Member Member

    It's the hardest thing to do... :(
     
  8. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    If you decide to keep her alive I would put her in a breeder box... as much as I hate those things containing her to an area where she isn't always fighting to swim may be easier on her.
    If you go the euthanasia route, I use clove oil (mixed well with tank water, add fish) after she goes to sleep I give them a nice stiff glass of vodka. It seems very quick and painless to them, yet it is heartbreaking to us.
    I've had a few that I've euthanized to to medical issues, but I also have a few born deformed that got separated out into other tanks with no other guppies... a chance for life but not a chance to breed :)
     




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