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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder?

Subject: Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder?
by fcmf on 27/12/2018 22:15:56

Hmmm - those scales do look raised to me and there's definitely a sign that something is awry in the way she moves and hides.

At the very least, I would advise feeding a pea, with shell off and chopped into tiny morsels, just to eliminate the possibility of something internal such as an intestinal blockage compressing the swimbladder / buoyancy aid.

However, I think further treatment may be required - if feeding pea doesn't work, do you have a spare tank/tub, filter and heater that you could move her to? We'll advise further and whether / with what to treat once we hear how she's getting on.