Let it live or put it down?
I am faced with a difficult choice. My fish jumpped over the over flow on to a filter pad exposed to air, time unknown. The fish was still wet and moving. For the past week the fish has been laying on its side stiff unable to swim breathing hard. Nothing has changed.
I've removed the fish to a small quarantine where I have been feeding it by a tube, placing food in front of its mouth. It can't move to get the food, but it can suck it in if I place it close enough. So it eats. This is really really sad.
The choice I am faced with is, do I wait another week, put it down, let it live in this condition. I don't know if it is suffering or just almost brain dead. Eating might be an automatic reaction. It's eyes don't move either. OMG this makes me want to cry.