11-19-2006, 03:29 AM
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Just in case the fish dies in the main tank, be sure to remove it as soon as possible. The way dropsy is contageous is when another fish eats the internal organs of an infected fish.
Just so you don't feel too bad, dropsy is something nobody knows yet where it comes from, what causes it. It is a termimnal illness, and while in some fish you can treat symptoms for a while, eventually it is fatal. There is no actual cure.
If possible, I'd get that fish out of the main tank asap. Then, if it doesn't survive, the other fish are not at risk of contracting the disease.