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Hi, all. One of my tetras today is massively bloated--literally spherical. Here's a pic, though I realize the quality is poor.

I can't imagine it can recover from this, whatever it is, though I'm happy to be told I'm wrong. Should I euthanize the poor thing?
 

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To update: A friend convinced me to try the pea trick with this tetra: thawing out frozen peas, smashing them, and feeding them to the whole tank so that it would eat some. I was absolutely convinced there was no way it would work, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. By the next day, the tetra was half the size it had been, and by the day after I couldn't even tell which tetra had been affected.

I'm astounded, honestly. I thought the poor thing was a goner.
 

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I absolutely don't blame anyone for advising me to put him down. I honestly thought I was wasting my time attempting the peas and felt bad for even trying. I can't believe the fish bounced back from that.
 
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