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post #1 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Help please ASAP

To the best of my abilities I can determine that the fish in question is a Synodontis Eupterus...if you have seen my post on the catfish forum you'll understand...

I have had one die reciently, just moments before it's death I noticed that it was swimming upside down and also that the color was much much lighter than it usually is and it was at the top of the tank. It was dead within a short period of time after this. Now, I have another one that is showing the same symptoms but it is still staying at the bottom. When I say that the color was off I mean, they are usually pretty darkly colored now they look like they have white over them...

If there anything that I should do? Medications, take him out of the tank...or worse...put him out of his misery...if so is freezing the best way to do it?
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:10 PM
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I have no clue how to treat that, but for putting down fish I would have to say the clove oil and vodka seems best to me.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:11 PM
I know someone else will ask, so I'll get the ball rolling. What are your water parameters?

There's a sticky at the top of this forum that covers euthanasia.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrite is in the .1
Nitrate is very low...the lowest number it has on the thing is 5 a bit lighter than that.
I can't find the instruction book for my ammonia...if anyone has the nutrafin test kit please tell me how many drops to put in...
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Correction, the nitrate is at around the 5 number...I didn't wait long enough sorry.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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He died...

It had been 20 minutes before I posted here with his strange behavior and appearance and he was fine hours ago. He, as well as the other one that died were smaller than the other two, however, the first one wasn't by much. I could see something being geneticly wrong with the one that just died, his tall was much different than the others and his color was a little different but I doubt that these factors had anything to do with their death. I am going to buy another testing kit, one that tests for everything...what is a good name to look for..?
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-06-2007, 03:29 AM
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