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Old 05-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #11 
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Original image: http://i.imgur.com/f4YhAF0.jpg

Would that red patch be indicative of a bacterial infection?



Original image: http://i.imgur.com/zHMTsdD.jpg

This one shows the pineconing.

Have done a partial water change today, with 1.5 tsp/gal of epsom salt + one IAL in the new water.

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #12 
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If this is a bacterial infection, using an antibiotic may be the only option, especially once it has reached dropsy. Yes, it will cause stress on the kidneys. Kanaplex is easier on kidneys then maracyn, I think.
Ah **** it, I'm hitting up the antibiotics. The only question now is whether I'll be better off using an amoxycillin pill, or maracyn plus.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #13 
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Gave him a 100% water change with 2 tsp epsom salt/gal, saw no improvement after an hour so I've resumed treatment with Maracyn Plus, but pre-mixed and added slowly over half an hour this time. Finger crossing and nail-biting time. Have set the temperature to 28C as well.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:53 AM   #14 
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I've been advised by a mod when I was treating my fish that marycyn is hard on the kidneys. I had one person tell me she cured her fish with fish mox. However, she did say it came again later (not immediately repeat episodes.)
Maybe this will help you decide I know reading is the last thing on your mind but glance through it:

http://www.americanaquariumproducts....edication.html

I probably already posted this link for you. Most of it is good. The only advice I didn't think much of was add ingAQ salt to a medication mixture which would seem contradictory if a fish may have kidney issues.

http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com...th-dropsy.html

I am up late and have to go to bed. I hope he improves.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:01 AM   #15 
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Thanks, I read those links the first time you posted them actually. The maracyn plus is already in the water... amoxycillin as a follow up dose might be a good idea. There's no way I'll be able to get methylene blue and kanaplex quickly enough.

But to be honest things aren't looking good. He's bloated up even more now, and I'm in the midst of increasing his epsom salt dosage to 3 tsp/gal.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #16 
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I am afraid its a lost case..sorry
Usually the kidneys fail and then they are death candidates ...what a pitty :(
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #17 
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Well, he looks like a friggin balloon now, BUT, the pineconing seems to have gotten better...? And he's moving around a bit more, albeit badly, like the way you'd expect a very obese person/fish to move.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #18 
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I'm wishing you luck; I lost my favorite to dropsy just this morning.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #19 
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I'm sorry for your loss. Boris isn't looking great but he's fighting it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #20 
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I'm sorry for your loss. Boris isn't looking great but he's fighting it.
Perhaps you caught it early enough. I didn't realize how fatal dropsy can be; by the time I caught the pineconing it was pretty pronounced. I hope he pulls through for you.

Just before mine passed she would swim to the top for air and then drift (no swimming at all) back down to the bottom of the hospital tank. Is that how Boris is moving?
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