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Old 07-12-2011, 08:04 AM   #1 
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Dropsy Question.

I have a quick question;

Do you think the constant try of a betta to eat algae replacement tablets can be related to dropsy?

Because I lost 1 female and another one is on a fatal state of dropsy, even though the water parameters are fine and I do everything on the book.

The only thing I can relate to it is the algae replacement tablets or the brownish algae/bacteria growing up on my tank in which I'm struggling to keep it as low as possible.

I'm not asking for help about dropsy on my other female btw, just asking what could relate to it. ;p

Also hi again xD

ps: before you go asking me what to do to her, she is on a QT tank with heater and blah blah blah, just waiting for her to die in a comfy way to be honest.

anyway, yeah, I just don't want more dropsy happening in my sonority, if possible.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:36 AM   #2 
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Overeating in general can cause pressure on the duct between the intestine and swimbladder and this in turn can cause inflamed and/or infection and with the poor digestion of the algae wafer it can result in pathogenic bacteria that can in turn cause symptoms of dropsy...not saying this is what is happening with your girls......dropsy is a symptom not a disease in of itself as you know and it has several causes the most common being stress related and often a sorority tank alone can be a very stressful environment......
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Ooooh I see.... That kinda clears my mind a bit... I have to think of something to less the stress on the sonority I guess then... hard task lol! Thanks alot for the info btw, I will think of something today.
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