What to do about the fish?

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Well our fish is no its last fin and I am not sure what to do about it.  We have had it for 2 years and I hear form those who have fish that 2 years is a long time for a fish.

You can see in the picture below the swollen blue eye and this blue has started to show up all over the purple color the fish is normally.

Yes that big bulb on the right is the fish’s eye.

Anyway, I am stuck what to do. Is the fish suffering?  I don’t know.  He stays on top of the water in this spot always and rarely swims anywhere.  He eats and eats rather quickly when I put his food in every morning.  I knock on the glass and he responds by swimming for a minute or so but then back to this spot.  Sometimes he swims flat on his side and bends almost in half to try and turn around.

What do I do?  I don’t want to kill it if it is not suffering but how the heck am I suppose to know that?  Also, how the heck can I do that?  I don’t hunt or kill things except bugs and spiders so this is going to bother me a lot if I have to do it to the fish.

I keep hoping that the fish will die on his own quickly but it has been like this for about 3-4 weeks.

What should I do?!

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6 thoughts on “What to do about the fish?

  1. Drops did not do anything and the eye has anothr growth on it and his tail is totally gone. Will flushing it kill it though? I don't want to flush it and have it live. Ugh, what to do.

  2. We had a local pet shop when I was little and my dad was always in there asking the guy questions about my goldfishies. Like someone else said, maybe its a fungus or bacteria type ailment that can be treated with special drops added to the water.

  3. I don't like to see things suffer so I'd either seek the advice from a fish store or flush.

    Suffering is so hard to watch. JMHO

  4. You have no way of knowing how the fish is feeling.

    I would never be able to kill the pet fish, even if it is out of empathy for it. I would suggest you let "nature" take control of the situation. It will most likely die very soon.

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  5. I would try going to the local fish store. He may have some sort of fungus that you could just drop some drops into the water and help him. He is old, but if he's eating fine, then he might be ok. Otherwise just wait it out…he'll go in his time. We don't put humans out of their misery when they are dying…lol

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