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preg molly or poorly male please help?!

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preg molly or poorly male please help?!
Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #11
 
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Yeah, my fish caught dropsy (after a swap over to a new tank, I think they caught it because they got out of the bag before they were fully acclimated) and it destroyed my entire Tiger barb school. My Rosy Barb caught it also but the treatment worked on him and prevented anyone else from getting it. :/ It's a nasty disease but can be treated early on so I'd start treating your other fish just in case.
thanks, i wasn't sure if the other fish could catch it
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:35 AM   #12
 
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and just to let you know thats a platy lol. A bumblbee platy by the looks of him. Its a male
lol, it was sold as a molly, im not going back to that pet store again they obviously haven't the faintest idea about fish if there selling a male platy as a pregnant female molly lol. ive had other fish from there ill too had to treat them all for white spot. im not that clued up on fish yet but im learning, ive learnt to find a better supplier anyway!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:39 AM   #13
 
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I'm not really sure if fish can feel 'pain' like we do, but they would probably feel very uncomfortable at the least. I've heard dropsy is one of the more serious diseases, but I've had the fortune to keep it out of my tanks (knock on wood). I've heard of using Epsom salt to help expel fluid buildup along with raising the temp a few degrees. But not to use meds during this method. If nothing else, a lot of aquarists say to just put the fish out of it's misery because it is such a difficult illness to rid. Not the thing you want to hear because if you are like me, and love your every fish in every tank, it's too hard to give up on the little guys

At least wait for some more opinions before doing anything drastic :)
i couldn't do that, i would like to know i helped him the best i could. fingers crossed he gets better!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #14
 
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i couldn't do that, i would like to know i helped him the best i could. fingers crossed he gets better!
I'll keep mine crossed too! Keep us updated
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