Okay, as you may have read, we lost Lilith today from the dreaded dropsy.
She shared a 10 gallon with my girl Anna. As soon as I figured out the problem I took them both out and put them in quarantines. Anna is still lively and doing well. She is showing no signs of dropsy so I'm hoping none of the bacteria got to her.
I've read that the condition itself isn't contagious, just the bacteria from the condition. I am planning on keeping Anna quarantined for a few days to make sure she doesn't show any signs of dropsy.
Here is where I need the help. How soon would she show signs if she was infected? How long should I keep her quarantined before I can safely put her back in her tank?
Also, how should I clean out their tank? Lilith died in a quarantine tank, but she did live in the 10 gallon for a few days. Should I clean everything really well? Should I change the filter cartridge completely?
Please let me know! Thanks!