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Old 07-04-2011, 11:46 AM   #1 
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Extreme Case of Dropsy!!! Please help out of ideas

One of my girls got dropsy a about 4 days ago and she is seriously bloated like huge I have never seen a fish swell like this. and I haven't seen a fish last this long looking like that. Right now her water is getting changed everyday and she is getting 3tsp /gallon of epsom salt she is also heated right now? What else can I do I mean she s acting like a fighter....

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #2 
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I never seen a *true* case of dropsy that the fish survives from. I'm sorry.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:42 PM   #3 
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Its okay neither have I so I'm wondering what else could it be?
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:09 PM   #4 
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I had 1 with dropsy that survived. Everyone told me to treat her for parasites, but it took 2 weeks to get parasite medication, so I used what I had. Jungle Fungus Clear (at 3x the recomended dose) and epsom salt with 100% daily water changes with more meds. After about a week, the bloating started going down, and then her color started coming back.

This is what she looked like when I started treating her
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M girls a little larger then that but I will try it :)
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #6 
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Here is a photo of her...
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #7 
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:08 PM   #8 
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Antibiotics help, preferably doc prescribed but I have honestly never seen anything smaller then a 5 inch fantail goldie get baytril injections. Antibiotic pellets to treat the infection inside, but she is really really bloated, and that's usually a sign that the kidneys are really far gone. I'm sorry.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:17 PM   #9 
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Oh I know I have never seen a fish look like this and still swim around like normal, she isnt hiding or gasping she is just... there... I have no clue what is wrong and just want to make her comfterable if she is going to pass...
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She looks pretty bad. Do you have any idea why she might have dropsy? Dropsy itself is a symptom, not a disease. Has she passed any parasites?

For now, epsom salt, 2 tsp per gallon, and a lower water level so she can breathe. Toward the end, you may need to lift her up so she can reach the surface. I'm really sorry, Creat.
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