Old zebra danio dying,should i leave him in there?

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hello guys,one of my danios(around 2 2.5 years old) is dying probably cause he is chilling most of the times and acting weirdly,looks like the time for him has come but i dont want to remove the old guy from the tank and let him die naturally,im pretty sure when he dies im gonna be at work,its a 20 gal planted,there are at least 10 assassin snails in the tank is it ok to leave him there?
 

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Danios live up to 5 years. I would find out why you think he is "dying" because he may not be . What are your recent water parameters? Do weekly water changes? Does the danio seem sick? 2 years is too young for any fish to just up and die from "old age" . Your danios most likely has an underlying issue from a disease or water quailty issue. Does your other danios have any issues ?
 
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the water parameters are fine,he developed some kind of deformity around 5 6 months ago as u may know this happens with many of them,most people would euthanize the fish but i just cant do that and dont want to
the reason i said old age because of the inbreeding here these poor fish dont live that much sadly
 

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2 years really is too young for a danio to die. Sounds like another issue. Whats your full stocking and water parameters? What are his symptoms to think he is 'dying'?

I would go ahead and euthanize him then with clove oil if he has defects ... that only makes sense instead of letting him just suffer....
 
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CichlidCody said:
2 years really is too young for a danio to die. Sounds like another issue. Whats your full stocking and water parameters? What are his symptoms to think he is 'dying'?

I would go ahead and euthanize him then with clove oil if he has defects ... that only makes sense instead of letting him just suffer....
alright, i dont think i can do it myself gonna call one of my friends
 

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Masoud said:
the water parameters are fine,he developed some kind of deformity around 5 6 months ago as u may know this happens with many of them,most people would euthanize the fish but i just cant do that and dont want to
the reason i said old age because of the inbreeding here these poor fish dont live that much sadly
Ah , i would euthanize him if it were me. It would hurt me alot more to watch him suffer daily from a defect. I couldn't let a poor fish suffer till he dies but some people can do it i guess. Theres people here that cut the head off rather than using the oil! Now that, i could never do....
 
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Blueberrybetta said:
Ah , i would euthanize him if it were me. It would hurt me alot more to watch him suffer daily from a defect. I couldn't let a poor fish suffer till he dies but some people can do it i guess
yeah i know it was hard for me too,but i just cant do it,i didnt gave him life so i shouldnt be the one to take it
 

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