Is this Dropsy? ((PICS))
It seems like one of my clown loaches has doubled in size over the last several days. It's eyes are kind of bulged and it is pale in color. Is this dropsy?
75 Gallon Tank
yes i think it is.your nitrate is high too.
poor thing,looks awful.
i can't think of the treatment off the top of my head,
someone will come along i'm sure.
May be dropsy. If so, your looking at the final stage. There is no cure for this, except keep the water quality very high.
I have lost two clown loaches that looked like yours. The first one I treated with Maracyn-Two. The bloat did go away, but then it became very skinny , I am guessing it had an IP, that may have caused the bloat to begin with. The second loach, I was unable to fix the bloat, it died within a few days of developing the problem. Good luck with yours, I hope you have better luck!
It does look like dropsy to me too but I am no expert. I also don't think your Nitrates are high either. Anything under 40 PPM should be OK.
With my very limited knowledge about these types of things I would suggest a general antibiotic like good old penicillin tablets...
*hides from 1077 and his hate for medicine*
He died before I had the chance to even start treating him. I have been doing weekly 25% water changes. And will start doing larger ones gradually. None of the other fish are showing any signs yet, and I will watch it like a hawk.
I'm sorry to hear about your fish.:(
Sorry you lost your clown loach. My second loach got sick about two months after removing the first one, so I am not sure what the problem stemmed from or if it was infact contagious. Good luck with yours!
i'm sorry to see you lost the clown.
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