02-05-2009, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kyfishman
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*
While I generally despise resorting to medications,, they do have their uses. The problem lies with the inability of most,, (myself included) to properly diagnose what exactly they are treating the fish for. More times than I care to remember,, this person or that will prescribe or describe all manner of meds to use or that have already been used in an often futile attempt to bring relief to their fish . They try this med or that ,,usually they do not treat for prescribed lenghth of time, they overdose with the med thinking More is better, or they combine medications. It is always easier to maintain water quality than it is to treat sick fish.By learning how to identify possible sick fish when purchasing them and through the use of quarantine tank, many will have no need for medications.Regular water changes and proper maint, along with not overfeeding or overstocking also will go a long way in negating the need for medicating ones fish.