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Old 06-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #1 
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Exclamation HELP!!!! Bloated and flared out scales!

I don't know what is going on with my girl. She is very bloated and her scales flared out and staying at the top of the tank. Here are pictures.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #2 
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I can not see the pictures. Please fill this out-


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Old 06-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #3 
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No link to your pictures.
And I'm no expert so take this with a grain of salt, but if her scales are raised sounds like Dropsy. Again. PLEASE seek further advice.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #4 
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My poor coco
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That's definitely dropsy. Qt her in water with Epsom salts, 3tsp/g predissolved.

If you have kanaplex, use it. If not, it may be worth getting some.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #6 
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #7 
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Going to do that now!
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #8 
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She is in the same tank as my other girls. Are they in danger to?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #9 
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As dropsy is a symptom, not a disease, and there are many causes of it, your girls may or may not be at risk. I wouldn't worry too much about it but I would watch them and take further action if another one develops dropsy.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #10 
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I just read that my girl is most likely going to die.
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