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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #11
Okay I know she's alive, she was around the front of the tank a while ago.
I've got the wee tank on now to warm up and cycle quickly (have cut some of the filter media from the big tank filter to put in the wee one) so will move her over later.
Is it better to still put her in a wee baggy first or can I just plonk her straight into the new tank?

Also is it okay to feed only bloodworms once daily for now and if I have some peas in the tank it'd be better to remove them after a few hours if they're uneaten?
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #12
You can just move her straight from the main tank into the hospital tank. You could do this with net or with a jug - personally, I find it easier to use a jug as it's easier for the fish to swim into there.

I would maybe feed bloodworms every other day rather than daily and possibly try a pea on the day in between but remove it after a few hours if it's gone uneaten.
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #13
I just moved her straight over, she's still alive and survived the trip. Has eaten some bloodworms from the tweezers tonight so hopefully a good sign.

Should I treat with Esha2000?
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #14
Have popped some peas in Sacred Carp (hospital tank) to see if she eats away at them and will check in a few hours to remove them if not.

I've also noticed her tummy/butt seems to be red and I don't recall it ever being red/deep orange before. Her spinal fin (dorsal?) also seems to be a bit rugged...

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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #15
Something definitely seems amiss, and it doesn't seem to fit the pattern of a pregnant platy (e.g. gravid spot), so I'd treat with the eSHa 2000 if I were you.
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #16
Ok so treated with Esha but still no difference in her swimming.

She rests on the bottom of the hospital tank and flaps her tail fin.
Still swimming along the bottom, occasionally to the top of the tank but then sinks back down again.

She does still eat, was munching on bits of pea earlier on and eats the bloodworms that I put in...

Any other suggestions on what to try

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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #17
Good that she's managing to eat some pea and bloodworms. Is she poo-ing at all?

Are all her fins functioning normally when she swims?
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #18
Yes some poop but not a lot, should I re-treat with Esha or shall that do it?

How often should I feed her peas? Twice a day except the day she gets bloodworms?

From what I can tell all the fins function normally, she just seems to chill at the bottom of the tank, often right next to/behind the heater.
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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #19
Ok update.

She's still in hospital tank.

Swims fine when she comes to eat stuff (still eating bloodworms and occasional fish flake) but just seems to chill on bottom.
Anything else I can do for her or just wait and see?

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Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #20
I don't think there's any more you can do right now except watch her and see what happens.