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Old 03-09-2005, 10:11 AM   #11
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We have been doing water changes that way for a long time now and we have never had any fish deaths before just recently. I think that one fish had an internal parasite and when he died, the fish that started eating on him maybe got the parasite and they died and it continued like that. Last night the Ice Blue died and we took him out of the tank the second his gills stopped moving. None of the other fish had a chance to nibble on him. I'm hoping that it's over now. I am about to add more salt to the tank. I sat on the couch all night last night watching the fish. Making sure none of them were suffering or looked unhealthy. I didn't want one to die during the night and the parasite continue to spread.

When you have a fish in your tank that is about to die, what do you do? The ice blue was looking bad for about an hour and he died suddenly. Should I have taken him out of the tank while he was still alive and killed him or just let him die naturally? I have a big problem with killing fish. I can't bring myself to flush any fish that is still breating and I couldn't bear to take it out of the tank and let him die. That's why I left him in the tank. When we had the SAEs the lfs wasn't open when we were able to get them out of the tank (fast buggers to catch is tons of greenery) so I put them in the 10 gal tank until the next morning. My fiance just wanted to flush them alive, but I couldn't bare the thought of a fish that is still alive suffering being in that kind of situation. What should I have done?
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