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Old 07-06-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
 
Goldfish with dropsy

I have searched and searched for dropsy in goldfish and can't seem to find anyones replies.
One of my goldies has dropsy, I'm assuming. It was in my 55 gallon, I moved it to a 10 gallon hospital tank right away. I have given him Maracyn Plus twiced as the container reads. The fish isn't seeming to do better. It is still eating and pooping. Can any one help?
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
 
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Can you get a picture?
Are the scales raised if you look from above?
Only twice have I successfully treated for dropsy and both times I used Maracyn. I believe Maracyn plus treats for the same things.
Since the fish is still eating, I would try feeding it some thawed skinned peas and continue with the Maracyn Plus.

What size tank? Also, have you tested the water? I would also recommend extra water changes while the fish is not well.
Hope it gets better for you!
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
 
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For dropsy with goldfish, treat with epsom salts. Do you have pics of the fish? Epsom salts can effectively help but I wouldn't expect too much success as dropsy is very difficult to treat.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
 
It was in a 50 gallon tank. I have put it into a 10 gallon tank. The parimeters are fine I have treated with the Maracyn Plus. He is getting worse. now he is laying on his side :(
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
 
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I'd get epsom salts if I were you. Maracyn will not do anything as this is an internal infection.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
 
I do hope your fish gets better. I lost a fish to dropsy yesterday.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:22 AM   #7
 
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Like Lupin said, dropsy is not easy to treat.
Maybe try some Maracyn-Two along with the epson salt.
The salt will help the fish drain some of the fluids and hopefully buy you some more time for the meds to work.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:08 PM   #8
 
Yea I've heard of people using maracyn in conjunction with maracyn 2. epsom would be last i guess.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
 
My fish died. Who would have guessed? lol We had to burry it, he was too big to flush.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #10
 
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That sucks.
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