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post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Dropsy, but not dropsy?

Hey guys, bit of an odd happenstance with a goldie....I was TOLD she was a Shubu, but she's too small and doesn't have the rounded fins, so I wonder if she isn't a Calico comet.....

In any case, I've got an interesting.....well, change. My parameters are fine, established tank has no other issues whatsoever. Except Kritter. That is the fish we're talking about. She looks like she's been gorging a little, except her scales are lifting on her sides. The issue with dropsy though is she doesn't look pinecone-y, just like a cat that's had the fur rubbed the wrong way. Its a slight lift, and doesn't look like the photos. She is also eating, playful, interactive, and still swims around, with a few breaks. Her eyes are a little enlarged, but I don't know if that's her unknown species or if that's her....whatever disease this is. It's been about a week and a half with no changes. I have NO QUARANTINE, and NO SPACE for one - this all has to be done in a main planted filtered tank. Yes I realize that complicates this.

I have tried:
-Malachite Green
-Myacin Tabs (now totally out of, don't get paid for a week)
-50% water change
-No feeding since, the others graze on hornwort, she doesn't like it.


I have available:
-Epsom Sallt
-Aquarium Salt
-Coppersafe (I do have snails, ottos, a pleco, and an SAE - this is a last resort)
-Cycle
-Algae Destroyer (never use it)
-Malachite Green


What's the next step? Params are fine and I have no money on hand right now, at least until payday next week.

33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
-1 SAE, female
-Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Rams horns
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2014, 08:32 PM
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what does your water test at?

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-20-2014, 09:05 PM
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Your goldie doesn't like hornwort? Have you tried anacharis? Most fish find it delectable!

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-21-2014, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
Ran out of tester strips last week, it was mostly zeroes and ones, so totally fine. :)

Yeah, she nibbles at the hornwort, but not wholeheartedly. Only when her efforts at charming me for for food fails, lol. I haven't tried anything else, and I honestly don't have room - except for maybe duck weed, ha ha. I actually need to prune, there's no gravel space left whatsoever.
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33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
-1 SAE, female
-Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Rams horns
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-21-2014, 02:45 AM
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can you put some pics up?

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