I know one of my fish is dying--what to do?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Broq15, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Broq15New MemberMember

    One of my danios has lost weight and looks frail. He doesn't really swim much anymore and stays in one place. He's not really gasping for air at the surface, but he just looks like he's struggling.

    What should I do? Should I dispose of him or prolong his suffering? If I dispose of him should I just toss him in the trash? Sounds cruel, but I need advice.

    I don't want my fish to get sick or my tank to be contaminated.
  2. brokenwingWell Known MemberMember

  3. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    Aw, sorry your fish is sick. Poor little guy. I hate when that happens but it just dose.

    Usually the sign of a fish loosing weight is an internal parasite. Is he eatting at all or just hiding? You can get some medicated food for internal parasite and soak in garlic juice or garlic guard to inhance the flavor, fish don't care for that medicated food, so i've heard. or if you think he is too far along then putting him down nicely would be a good idea.
  4. Broq15New MemberMember

    He still eats...