On Sept 7 2010, Tuesday. 10.45am. My beloved competition grade copper fancy male stopped breathing. I attempted to breed him 4 days ago, but I separated the pair yesterday. I found out that the male had bloated stomach, which didnt make sense. I didnt feed him at all while he's in the breeding tank. No feeding for 3 days. From top view, I also saw protruding scales. I asked my friend and he said it could be dropsy. I researched about it and found that it was a very deadly disease. Indeed it was. When I found him dead, I also saw bloodstreaks on his belly. Which may have been breeding. Im sad, I lost a competition grade boy. I intended to send him for an upcoming competition. Rest In peace.