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Old 07-20-2011, 09:54 AM   #11
 
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Bit unsure whether I should ask after your last post, but just wondering how the little guy is doing?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #12
 
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Hi Beaches - Believe it or not he's still alive. Here's the update: He got so weak that he got stuck to the intake of my filter. Couldn't believe he survived it. I removed him from the tank and put him in a little, shallow, cup and I'm floating him at the top of the tank. I was also advised to try a little epsom as a laxative and possibly help with drawing out any toxins. He's been hanging in there for the last couple of days and doesn't really lay upside down as often. He still won't eat, hasn't pooped and he's still a little bloated. I'm just doing the best I can. I can't imagine he'll survive. I keep adding little bits of agitated water in hopes he won't suffocate. He's not gasping as much, but probably because he's so weak. Every time I check him I can't believe he's still alive. I've changed his water every day and at least he's right up at the surface. No current to struggle against, no gobies to pick on him, and a room with a view. Poor guy. I know he's dieing of poisoning and all I can do is watch. Thanks for checking in with me. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:07 AM   #13
 
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Well, my little guy finally let go. He appeared constipated due to his bloat, but he never passed anything. Even when he died. He ended up on his back, permenantly, and slowly his little gills just stopped pumping. What a long, painful process for all of us! Poor thing. Thanks for helping me out with my little goby. I really appreciate it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:26 AM   #14
 
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I am really sorry to hear that flowerslegacy! Thank you for all the updates, I'm sorry I couldn't have been of more assistance to you. Sometimes the kindest thing is to euthanize them if we think they are going through prolonged suffering.
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