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baylee767 05-04-2011 12:51 AM

Euthanizing my pygmy cory
 
I bought 5 little pygmy cories just over a month ago and one was always pale and slower than the others to adjust to my tank. I just assumed he was stressed...

Today I see him very clear, and when I check he is very skinny. I put an algae wafer right next to him to see if it would tempt him. He just wriggled lightly away from the other cories and wouldn't move. Its like he doesn't have the strength to move. For some reason he wont eat, my params are good and the other cories are plump and active. I guess there's just something wrong with him internally :cry:

I have to euthanize him. His state is just terrible. He'll go on his side and wont move for hours. He did that and I shifted his QT (moved him toone) slightly and he slowely moved onto his belly and tried to wriggle forward. He can't make it :-( To euthanize him I'm going to freeze him. How exactly do I do this?

patadams66 05-04-2011 02:22 AM

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ze-fish-65730/

should have all the info you want

sorry :( i love my cories :(

Romad 05-04-2011 05:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your cory. I use the clove oil and vodka method when I have to put down a fish.

It's never easy but you're doing the right thing.

ginagv 05-05-2011 12:56 PM

definately use the clove oil and vodka method. It is the only painless way, according to all the research I was able to do.

Sorry about your cory. I love all of mine.

Gina


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