Is it time to euthanize?

NewAtFishKeeping

Yesterday I noticed one of my corys swimming in a weird way.

A few hours later, he fell onto his side. When I would gently push him, he would move at different angles. One time it even looked as if he was standing on his tail because he was learning on one of the decorations.

I put him in a bucket with tank water to see what happens. Last night he was able to push himself back upright, then he would fall onto his side, then again upright, and so on.

This morning he is upright. But when I gently push him the only thing happens is that he moves his tail. Nothing else. He doesn't swim away quickly. Just waves his tail a bit.

Does this sound like swim bladder? Should I euthanize as he doesn't seem to be able to swim?
 

Seasoldier

Hi, not enough info to go on to give any advice, can you post pictures? what are your water parameters? tank details? Any injuries / marks on the fish? One piece of advice is if you have a sick / injured fish poking / pushing it will stress it out more & not help it, also how are you keeping the water warm & aerated in the bucket?
 

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