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Old 10-30-2017, 10:47 PM   #1
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Gonna have to euthanize....

So my purple firefish has been hiding in a tiny cave for weeks, I haven't seen it in a while and assumed it had passed but he darted out quickly for food tonight, that's when I noticed his odd swimming. I caught and separated him out and it appears he has internal parasites. His fins are streaked black even though I know my water Chem is perfect and has no ammonia, I assume it's internal organ failure and thus urotoxin. I've also noticed he has white stringy poop.

He can't rest at all with out doing a handstand, his energy is fine though and he's eating.but poor guy keeps doing headstands and floating side to side. Def swim bladder related
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Use a copper based med in a hospital tank. Itíll recover.
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Gonna have to euthanize....

welp now he's spitting the little food he ate back up, you can actually see where the swim bladder is bloated,

Okay I'll set one up asap
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There are better meds than copper for internal worms & bacterial issues. Follow this link Aquarium Medications Part 2 | Antibiotic & Antimicrobial Treatments and check out Kanamycin & Metronidazole.
Your fish trying to eat is a good sign. The kanamycin can work even if he stops.

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