05-14-2012, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by txO4
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!