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Old 05-10-2010, 06:38 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Dropsy - what to do with the tank after?

Hi everyone, my little Peachy is suffering with dropsy and I have decided to very humanely euthanize him to stop his suffering. He is in a filtered, heated 1.5 gallon tank and has been its only inhabitant.

What should I do with the tank now? Can I introduce a new fish into the tank or will the dropsy be contagious? I don't want to lose the cycle and totally break the tank down to clean if I don't have to.

What do you guys do after a disease?

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Old 05-10-2010, 07:03 PM   #2 
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I've learned that dropsy is a symptom, not a disease, so it'd probably be best to break down your tank and clean everything in it thoroughly in order to remove whatever has caused the dropsy. Vinegar and water would be a good solution, just be sure to rinse, dry, and repeat several times.

Sorry you'll have to recycle, but I think it's for the better. Wouldn't want to risk your next inhabitant suffering the same fate.
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Do the vinegar and water solution. It worked for me when my fish had dropsy, I have a fish I've had for a few weeks living in the old tank.
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