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Old 12-31-2009, 02:37 AM   #11 
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Just make them as comfortable and warm as you can.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:38 AM   #12 
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Dropsy :(

Just keep them as comfortable as you can in some nice clean water. Sorry again.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #13 
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100% sure its dropsey, I've lost 3 females in the past month due to dropsey. I lost 2 in 4 days & one a couple days ago.

they basically were doing exactly the same as yours (bloated, floating at surface, arched backs, raised scales, pop eye) unfortunatly the other day when i lost my recent female, she was there one minute & sank and i guess just didnt have the energy to surface again for air.

To be honest & im sorry to say there is basically nothing u can do, apart from seperate her to hospital tank & treat her best u can & treat the tank she came from aswell with a course of medicine to stop anything happening to other fish, although my aquarium said it isn't something that spreads, but hey i lost 3 fish to it.

i tried seperately of course during my dropsey disaster, melafix, salt & octozin etc & they had no effect in improving the condition.
Dropsey i heard is something you have to catch early (whenever that is) because once it sets in too far there's no way back. Yours im sorry again to say looks like its there to stay.

Don't get me wrong there may...just may be something that cures it but i had no such luck, ive researched it alot & no result so if u do find a god send cure please let me know.

sorry to be barer of bad news, i hope something works out.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:27 AM   #14 
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Lost both girls last night.

3 females in 1 week, 5 in one month.

My last female looks fine, knock on wood.

I treated the aquarium for 2 days for a strong doseage of antibiotics thogh and everyone still seems happy.

Hope it doent continue this trend.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:27 AM   #15 
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I'm so sorry :( I hope it doesn't continue either.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #16 
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I'm sorry about your girls. RIP.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #17 
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Sorry to hear your girls didn't make it. its a very tough disease to treat.
however if your interested in what i did post dropsey.....put the original tank through a weeks course of treatment (i used Octozin) then did a 75% water change, as dropsey is a water bacterial infection best thing to do i thought was change a majority of the water.

Hope it doesn't continue for you, so far after doing what i did, everything seems fine. fingers crossed!
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:46 PM   #18 
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how can i prevent my fish from getting dropsey? that picture of the raised scales was scary... O:
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #19 
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Tough one really, dropsey can only be dealt with if (POSSIBLY) u catch it very early & theres no easy way really of establishing your fish has dropsey until it totally has it in which case theres no going back.

I would suggest in order to prevent.... is to keep your water totally healthy, dropsey is caused by a bacterial infection in your water in the tank, so keep it spot on basically.

thats my opinion.
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Clean water is the best preventative.
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