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To Euthanize Or To Not Euthanize

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by I Make Gum, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. I Make Gum

    I Make Gum Member

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    http://www.fishforums.net/content/Tropical...w-Guppie-Owner/

    Hi, the link above is my situation. I need help deciding if I need to euthanize my beloved betta, Charlie. He is the fish that started my fish tank--my first fish! He is not doing better. He is having a hard time controlling himself with the current in the tank. I have lowered the setting and also put a crimper on the air line so that there is the least amount of water movement possible. He is noticeably weaker and I can't entice him to eat anything. Not bloodworms or his favorite food soaked in garlic. Nothing. Should I continue the course of his treatment? The fungus seems to be clearing up, but his condition is not better. Also, his mouth had begun to rot away by now, even though I have been treating him for about a week now.
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    Is it time to call it quits? I have a lot of reservations about killing him. I have put so much money into saving him and effort, too. He has been fighting to survive, so he has put effort into life also. What do I do???

    Thanks
     
  2. OscarWilde

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    Sounds bad. If it was me I would put him out of his misery. Kindest way for small fish in my opinion is to wrap them up in paper and hit them very hard on the head with a rolling pin or hammer.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. ALW

    ALW What works for one may not work for another!

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    I agree, its best to end his misery for him.
     
  4. WILDER

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    Or bless him.
    If the mouths rotting away I agree it's best to put the fish out of it's misery, so sorry.
     
  5. I Make Gum

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    UPDATE: My poor Charlie Died! I feel so sh**ty!!!! :( :-( :-( :( :-( :( :-(


    I come home and my beautiful, regal fish is dead! <sobs>

    (the guppie is doing great however--but I'm still totally bummed)
     
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    Bless him R.I.P.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that Charlie didn't make it. :sad:

    *hugs*
     
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    Wow that is harsh. No offence but Seems like clove oil would have been more humane. I choose to let life run it's course.

    Sorry your charlie died I Make Gum :( .
     
  9. I Make Gum

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    thanks for the replies everyone! even though i don't know any of you personally, it makes me feel better to know i'm not the only one who gets upset about fish! people i work with think i'm nuts!

    :good:
     

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