I'm sure by now most of you have seen me post about my veil tail who has dropsy and has been bloated for at least 4-5 months now. I've tried epsom salt, frequent water changes, and 2 rounds of Maracyn / Maracyn II. I got done with my second round of Maracyn's about 2 days ago and it seems like he's fluctuating. At one point in the day I'll come in and he's a decent size and is swimming around just a little but still mainly laying on his plant. Other times in the day I'll come in and he's bloated, breathing a little heavier, and sinking. I don't know what else I can do. I'm pretty sure I've done everything I can for this little boy. Is he just getting old? I've had him since August 8 2010, so over a year and a half. I'm really expecting to come in here any day now and find him dead. We've already ruled out parasite's since he's eating and pooping normally. Is this normal for a case of dropsy? Is it hard to cure? I just feel so guilty for some reason even though I've done everything I can to help him.