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When to euthanize

Posted By: Jeanne <bemije@yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, 29 September 2000, at 10:06 p.m.

My almost one year old loach is suddenly very ill--he has ick, and I've been treating the tank at half-medication level for the past two days, but he is deteriorating. It looks like he is gasping for air, upright, and listless in the plants. I am thinking he is not going to make it, but I don't want to be pre-mature about euthanizing. Any thoughts on how to tell if the fish needs more time to recover or if the situation is too far gone?
 

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