Tetra Sick Or With Eggs?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by NaD1N3Y, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. NaD1N3YNew MemberMember

    Hey, can someone tell me if this tetra is sick or ready to explode with eggs?
    Thank you! 20190417_155204.jpg20190417_155150.jpg
  2. EpicozWell Known MemberMember

    How many do you have in the tank and what temperature do you keep it at?

  3. NaD1N3YNew MemberMember

    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...

  4. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    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
  5. NaD1N3YNew MemberMember

    Thank you, I will try that!
  6. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  7. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, probably true
  8. NaD1N3YNew MemberMember

    I did last night :(
  9. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Sorry you had to take it but only right decission.
  10. NaD1N3YNew MemberMember

    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.
  11. SarahMcGeeValued MemberMember

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

    I'm sorry... I've never had any fish that bad recover