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Old 08-04-2009, 10:03 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My poor Perky has a HUGE tummy!!!

A few months ago Perky's tummy started to swell. We gave him epsom salt baths and changed his water very frequently and the swelling went completely down. But now it is back and worse than every. His scales seem stretched out, and have changed to this almost yellowish color rather than the nice purply red it used to be. Not sure whats wrong with him or what were supposed to do?!
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:06 PM   #2 
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From the picture and what you described, it sounds like Dropsy. Dropsy is 100% fatal. (It is said that they can recover from it, but it wasn't dropsy in the first place.)
Just keep him as comfortable as possible.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:16 PM   #3 
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If the scales are sticking out like a pinecone then it's dropsy. As AngelicScars said, there is no cure.
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I thought that the first round was dropsy, but from other pictures that I've seen, fish with that ailment seem to have scales that "pinecone" out. His are still all flat along his body, but just look very stretched out and colorless.
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It looks like dropsy
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