Originally Posted by tigerpaul1977
Well just to give an update, he never got any better. His spine got real crooked but he was still eating, tonight I found him stuck to the water intake area still alive, he was swimming on his back, I decided to put him down. I didn't have any clove oil but had some vodka and I gave him a shot and I must say it seemed pretty peaceful to me. He died almost instantly, I am going to get some clove oil just to have on hand though.
Sorry to hear. "Twisty" one of my Zebra Danio didn't have any bruising, but I had some above 0 ammonia readings in my tank. First he was swimming like he was drunk, and was weak. I gathered from folks on here that it was a swim bladder condition. Then as his dipping/drunken/swim bladder condition was getting better it was like his spine was twisting (thus Twisty). He started swimming a bit stronger but his spine started to twist.
I almost want to say that Twisty was swimming a bit like a sea-horse cause of the spinal bending, but it wasn't that bad..... This has been going on for maybe a month or two....
...Looking in on the tank today and it seems like his spine is starting to straighten up a bit.
Is there some sort of temporary fish spineabifita?