That's the thing about dropsy, though. The only real sign is pineconing, and the pineconing happens AFTER most of the damage has been done.
I always say that if you happen to have Epsom salt, metro, AND Kanaplex on hand and start treatment as soon as you see pineconing they have the greatest survival chance they can get, but its still not 100% fool proof. We also came to the conclusion that my little Okami didn't have as strong of genetics as my other girls because she was the only one who got sick after the power outage. But it happens, I guess. Bahari didn't get sick from it but he obviously has some horrible genetics.
I wish I could help her and Seiya. But at least if bad comes to worse, she'll be able to let go and her, Demi and Okami will be swimming together under the rainbow bridge in that giant peaceful sorority. I imagine that without a physical body, no one feels pain or discomfort, and there will be plenty of other girls up there for them to meet and swim around with, but also plenty of space, perfect water params, and all the live food they could dream of. You never know, maybe they will meet a fishy soul mate up there? I bet they'd make some beautiful fry and Demi no longer has any deformities and their scales will finally lay flat, Okami's fins are healed.
I hate it that animals have such a short life span. I am always worried about my dog because he's almost seven and his expected life span is pretty much half over :(
But enough about my dog (wow, I stray off-topic too easily). Someday we will get to meet them all again, even my very first Betta who somehow lived a year in my clueless care. Animals are not like us. They are always forgiving and forever loyal.
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S.I.P. Okami, Bahari, Lotus, Mercy, Daihatsu, Ascari, Kuraokami, DaBaDee, Zenvo, & Stella <3