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Old 09-30-2010, 04:16 AM   #1 
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Is this Dropsy?

Is this Dropsy? If so what should I do?
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:22 AM   #2 
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The fish is lethargic and has loss of appetite.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #3 
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It looks more like overfeeding and maybe constipation-since the fish is lethargic and no longer eating I would do Epsom salt 1tsp/gal treatment along with 100% daily water changes for a full 10 days

Best done in QT with bare bottom-I like to pre-mix my Espom salt 1tsp/gal in a 1gal jug to make water changes and dosage easier

The Epsom salt will work as a laxative-watch for the fish to poop, hold all food until the swelling is down by half, then offer half feeding every other day during treatment-you want the fish to be in the Epsom salt water 24/7-this is a treatment not a dip-much easier on the fish.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:14 AM   #4 
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Thanks. But unfortunately she died.
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