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    Cichlid Specialist mostlycichlids's Avatar
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    To Euthenise or Not

    Here is what they look like...you can see their slime coat is gone and their skin/scales are falling off...here is the thread.

    http://www.freshwatermadness.com/gen...break-t460.htm

    Here is their current condition...







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    how long have they been sick?



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    A few days read the thread.



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    Considering you have already lost two fish I would vote euthanize. The poor things look miserable
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    They look so sad. I don't know whether to say euthanize or not... I've seen fish come back from some pretty bad places.
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    its a hard choice, my female dempsy was in really rough shape...she was abused by an RD and was very skinny and cut-up, she she stopped eating and just sat in a hide. I had to hand feed her but she eventually made it.



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    I'd euthanise to put an end to suffering. I'm very sorry for your tragic situation. I can tell you really care about your fish. I agree you might save them somehow, but all the poor fish know right now is suffering.
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    It is always a tough decision and IMO can only be made by the person who knows your fish the best...you. If you know they are really suffering and will most likely not make it through treatment then you should probably put them down. It is tough to tell from a picture though. Let us know how things turn out.



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    I am so sorry for you and your fish. I would euthanize. Use clove oil, IME it is the most humane way to go.



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