How can I still save him? http://imgur.com/k56AWFY

  1. Joonas674 Initiate 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 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 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. Joonas674 Initiate Member

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

  5. Joonas674 Initiate Member

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    Iz still alive!
     
  6. Skyy2112 Member Member

    Eating good? If not try hand feeding? Perhaps a treat. (Just to keep his energy up)
     
  7. 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 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. http://www.oscarfishlover.com/euthanise-your-oscar