10-08-2010, 05:51 PM
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Platy with dropsy and ich
My platy has dropsy and ich. She looks like she is suffering a great deal. Is it time to put her to sleep? The dropsy is severe and the ich is all over her. Right now she's in a small isolation tank with the water lowered a great deal so she can swim to the surface to get some food since she's still eating. She's not eating her normal amount though. Just a flake here, and a flake there.
I would actually prefer to let her go since she doesn't seem to be enjoying life, and there's no way she's going to heal. My problem is I don't have clove oil.
Also, my fish keep getting dropsy and ich. It's only the platies though. My tetras who are in the same tank are 100% fine. I keep my platies in good conditions. May not be the best they've ever been in, but thats only because I've been busy the last few weeks. They've been ich every month or so. And it's only the adult platies so far that have gotten ich. I've had one fry that has gotten dropsy but he was 'cured'.