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Do you think it's the beginning of dropsy? I just hope he isnt suffering. It's really sad.

Also he swims to the top for air, but it's so awkward... tippy & zigzagged. I've seen this as a symptom also.
 

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Hi, I can't say for sure it's dropsy, it looks like the pine coning is an indication that it may be.
Judging from the series of pictures, he's going downhill. I don't know if he'll make it through, we can try but it won't be easy.
If it's environmental or bacterial, there's a chance, if it's organ failure, there's no cure for that.

If you want to fight:
It's best if you do this in a hospital tank.
You'll need Kanaplex and Epsom Salt (plain and unscented)
Do a 100% water change. Start him on a round of Kanaplex with the Epsom salt at 1 tsp / gallon.

I know with everything going on in the country right now, it may be difficult to get meds. I'll let you decide the course of action for Squeaky.
 

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I really do appreciate your advice. My son wants him to "keep fighting ". We'll see though. I really do hate seeing him like this. I do appreciate your time.
 
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