10-24-2007, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Falina
Does indeed seem like dropsy but if the scales are raised then I would sya definitely dropsy.
Just a side note. You say it's cleaned every 2 months? What exactly do you do every 2 months and do you do anything inbetween? Best tank maintanence is small but frequent partial water changes (20% every week works well) and a gravel vac every week with this change. Leaving this only every 2 monnths would leave the tank very dirty, but doing more than this, for example full water changes and changing alll filter media at once, every 2 months would likely destroy a lot of the beneficial bacteria that grows in a tank as it matures.
It's only a desktop tank (1.6 gallon). It's got a gravel filter(air pumped). No water filter/carbon filter. We don't have fluorinated/chlorinated water where we live, just treated for heavy metals, so the water is very good here. I still add the water conditioner though. I do a partial water change every 2 weeks as the tank is so small and the lack of a water filter...
His scales are slightly raised, so I'll treat him for dropsy.
So, what would the ratio of epsom salt to be used in such a small tank?