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    Hello Friends,

    My Dollar is in very very bad shape, since a week he is floating on water in a "C" shape. I could see his ribs visible on either side because he is in "C" position for a week. I changed the water, even I putted terramycin in the water but are of no use. Please could anyone help me here, please see attached pic of my Dollar fish. The green in water that you are seeing is a general tonic in water.

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    I really don't think it is recoverable at this point...

    what are you water parameters, any other signs of illness?

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    A general tonic for what? If you don't know what is wrong with the fish then don't medicate, you can do more harm than good. I believe I would put that fish out of its misery.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    he's been like that for a WEEK???....please euthanize that poor fish....
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    Tank size, history(set up when, etc) filtration, tankmates, water parameters(ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, temperature) and maintenance schedule would help in determining a cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Tank size, history(set up when, etc) filtration, tankmates, water parameters(ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, temperature) and maintenance schedule would help in determining a cause.
    And what was it fed? Silver dollars are herbivores and require a lot of vegetation to eat.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Appriciate for responding. I really don't use kit to measure water parameters. Since 12years, I never use any kit to measure water parameters. Ideally, I use tap water which is more than 2days old. Other signs of illness I could see with my Dollar is that, his appetite gone to level zero, also gasping at the water level. Doesn't like to eat food as all. Also, I can see his rid tranparently.

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    Another point would like to add - Does my Dollar suffering from 'crroked-spine' or Spine Tubeculosis? Should I apply Tetracycline Hydrocloride to cure? Would it help???

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    At this point nothing will really help. It could be worms also.

    Fish should be euthanized

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    I can't believe it is still alive...if it is...I'm about to fire up the troll-dar here in a sec...
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