How can I still save him?

  1. J

    Joonas674 New Member Member

    Im in a bit of a rush with my life and this situation.
    Is there any way that I can still save this swordtail fish. He is the last of his kind in my aqarium and he is probably the fift generation or something like that.
    Is it a tumor or is it just something bacterial. He has slowly been aproaching this point for about a month.

    Link is in the title. Mobile didnt let me paste here..
  2. Quibbles

    Quibbles Valued Member Member

    Hi... I don't think there is too much hope at this point. Honestly I belive that your issue is either false NTD or NTD. I encountered it once in my 30 gallon. the spine looks bent, and the stomach swelling is quite extreme. I hope your fish gets better, and sometimes fish can surprise us.
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm sorry that this issue is your first post here on Fishlore.

    I think he's beyond saving. I'd humanely euthanize him to end his suffering. I'm sorry :(
  4. OP

    Joonas674 New Member Member

    Thank you for the responses. I usually get these things sorted out on my own, but this situation is just extreme..
  5. OP

    Joonas674 New Member Member

    Iz still alive!
  6. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    Eating good? If not try hand feeding? Perhaps a treat. (Just to keep his energy up)
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I know you don't want to hear this, but I would really euthanize him. He most likely won't be coming back from this, and he seems to be very uncomfortable/unhappy.
  8. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes I agree:( it looks like bad bloat with a bent spine. Use clove oil to put him to sleep peacefully. Here's how you do it.