I have had George for about 14 months. I'm sure he has dropsy now.
I did a water change last week and he got tabled in the net. I was afraid he hurt himself. A day or two later he suddenly had a sore on his side. I treated him with antibiotics. I have been doing 75-90% water changes every few days without taking him out of the bowl. I haven't been able to clean his gravel.
2 days ago he started getting listless and gray. I did a water change and added extra salt. I treated him again with antibiotics and anti parasitic. He hasn't eaten in about 3 days. Tonight I looked at him and I'm sure he has dropsy.
After reading a couple of threads I realize I probably overmedicated him. I feel so bad. I moved him to a smaller clean bowl tonight with clean unmedicated water. I hope he is still with us in the morning, but I don't have much hope.