Tetra Sick Or With Eggs?

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Hey, can someone tell me if this tetra is sick or ready to explode with eggs?
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How many do you have in the tank and what temperature do you keep it at?
 
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Epicoz said:
How many do you have in the tank and what temperature do you keep it at?
There is only one other of that guys exact kind, and the tank is at 76 right now. Generally always within that range. I've had many others decide to have offspring, but never like this one...
 
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WinterSoldier. said:
That appears to be a severe case of bloat or dropsy. Probably not eggs. You can try feeding it a smashed up deshelled pea, or perhaps giving it an epsom salt bath
Thank you, I will try that!
 

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WinterSoldier. said:
That appears to be a severe case of bloat or dropsy. Probably not eggs. You can try feeding it a smashed up deshelled pea, or perhaps giving it an epsom salt bath
My experience is that fish in this stage (even the spine is bent) will never recover.
I'd put it out of its missery to be honest.
 

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DoubleDutch said:
My experience is that fish in this stage (even the spine is bent) will never recover.
I'd put it out of its missery to be honest.
DoubleDutch said:
My experience is that fish in this stage (even the spine is bent) will never recover.
I'd put it out of its missery to be honest.
Yes, probably true
 
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DoubleDutch said:
My experience is that fish in this stage (even the spine is bent) will never recover.
I'd put it out of its missery to be honest.
I did last night
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Sorry you had to take it but only right decission.
Thanks. It was so random. He only started to bloat a couple days ago. It seemed overnight he was just massive. Poor guy, he was about a year old.
 

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This is usually caused by kidney failure and there isn't a whole lot you can do for them su this stage.
 

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