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  • Posted on: 31/1/2007 1:18
Fantail With Dropsy or Swim bladder Help! #1
My little Orange fantail, Susan, can hardly swim due to My tropicals and Goldfish being in the same tank (50 gal. Old tank sprung a horrid leak :( when I was out of town, and my mom just put them all together with out thinking.) I can't move the tropicals until this summer, due to the one petstore that accepts in this area closed down :(

So the Barbs are nipping at the fishes tail, I have a divider in there now, and there is no sign of finrot (Thank goodness) But today I fed them and noticed Suzy isn't really all that active. Understandable since her back fin is ripped to shreds, but her scales are sticking out, slightly.

She appears to float upside down (Bottom up) and I hope to god its swimbladder, but today her poo was white and stringy. :(

I know if it's dropsy theres not much I can do for her, but any suggestions? I havent tried peas yet, because we don't have any (Shopping for them tomorrow)
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Re: Fantail With Dropsy or Swim bladder Help! #2
Hmm, sounds like internal bacterial infection. Can you run a check of her gills for me. Do they look fresh meat red or pale pink/grey/brown? Are they in a nice fan shape, not slimey/tattered? Any blood spots under the skin? Gasping?

Interpet #9 is usually recommended but please check that it is okay for tropicals as well. It will be more challenging to keep the goldie with tropicals. Good luck!

Oh, keep the water warm, around 25*C.
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Re: Fantail With Dropsy or Swim bladder Help! #3
From what I can see, the Gills look Red on the inside, like meat. But Its hard to tell because its like theres a flap of thin Skin covering the edge and the opening (It does move)

But shes on her side today, and struggling. Her Gills are sticking out more, and shes hardly moving.

I'm considering putting her to sleep, since I know this probably won't get better. Tried feeding peas, and She didn't eat.
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Re: Fantail With Dropsy or Swim bladder Help! #4
That does sound very serious. If the gills looked inflamed and sticking out, it could be bacterial gill disease. Not easy to treat. Lying on her side is not a good sign. Is she eating anything at all? Any attempt to swim if you approaches the tank?
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Re: Fantail With Dropsy or Swim bladder Help! #5
She was trying to swim when I woke up this morning, but she hasn't eaten :(

But She died while I was out getting groceries. :(

Is this something all the fish could catch?
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