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Hanna
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2010, 11:37:55 PM »

YAY, Pappy, can you just post like a diary what you did? It may be a good summarized info for other members.
THANKIES HEAPS.

And Karma for you  Grin
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April
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2010, 11:55:50 PM »

What wonderful news Pappy! So happy for you and your sweet china doll ♥
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2010, 03:34:51 AM »

Yay! So happy for you and your beautiful fishy!!! Smiley
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2010, 06:13:58 AM »

Congratulations! Smiley I'm so happy she made it! Cheesy
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2010, 07:12:42 AM »

Funny ive never had a problem with dropsy infact Ive never seen a fish with dropsy!
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2010, 11:12:44 AM »

Dropsy is something that fish usually get if they have a "secret" infection that you don't notice, for example an internal bacterial infection may sometimes not be noticed until the fish is bloated with dropsy or has a reddish color on the belly. It can also be caused by some kidney problems or internal parasites.
So it rather happens when your fish is sick without you knowing/treating it.
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pappy-fish81
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2010, 12:35:54 AM »

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I think you know how to treat, you're pretty resourceful.  But anyway this is what we did when my sisters fish, recently had dropsy.
1) Raise the tank water to 80F
2) Add Epsoms salts 1/4 tsp per gallon of water
3) Added Marcyn II ..this worked the best. Gave two consecutive treatments according to pkg directions.
4) Feed Antibiotic medicatd food ONLY for 2 weeks.  We used Jungle brand.

Fish made a full recovery and is still swimming happily! Smiley




Thank you ladies! Smiley
If I remembered right here's what my husband and I did and we followed Mindemae's advice. Smiley
1. We had the quarantine tank prepared by adding a 25% of tank water from the main tank.
2. We transferred the sick China Doll into the quarantine tank. Added the following in the quarantine tank water: Fungus Clear by Jungle according to package direction, 1 teaspoon of epsom salts, and 1 teaspoon of StressZyme. We raised the temperature to 78 degress.
3. We fed her Anti-Bacteria Medicated Fish Food by Jungle for two weeks. Every three days of the treatment we also fed her Anti-Parasite Medicated Fish Food by Jungle. We just felt like that it wouldn't hurt her to do that also.
4. After four days we changed 50% of the water ( according to package direction change 25%) but I decided to change more so I could get most of the poop out.
5.After the water change we did a second round of treatment by just following the package direction. Added 1 teaspoon of epsom salts and 1 teaspoon of StressZyme. Kept the water temperature at 78 degrees.
6. Four days later we did a 50% water change and added 1 teaspoon of epsom salts and 1 teaspoon of StressZyme.
7. We observed her for a week after the treatment and we didn't noticed any signs of Dropsy. Now she is a happy and healthy China Doll again. Smiley

Hanna: Please feel free to simplify this if you feel like.  Smiley
I'm not good at writing diaries. Embarrassed


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pappy-fish81
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2010, 12:39:15 AM »

Pictures of a goldfish with Dropsy. My China Doll's scales and body were just like these pictures.
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2010, 12:52:33 AM »

Gosh, that is a scary looking disease! I'm so glad your China Doll is doing better and thankyou for writing down in point form what you did. It will be great for other people to read and we can refer people to it if someone comes on here with a fish that has dropsy which is currently happening.
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Hanna
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2010, 01:14:46 AM »

Pappy you did a beautiful job, congrats.
Those pics really look scary, seen quite some pics how dropsy looks like, but those are the best.
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2010, 05:07:09 AM »

glad to hear the treatment plan worked for you! Smiley
Your china dolls are so pretty!
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2010, 10:26:26 AM »

Nice that you posted how you treated her, Pappy!! Smiley It'll certainly come in handy for others Smiley

Those pictures are brutal! I can't believe that fish actually is still alive :O
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2010, 11:55:24 AM »

Thank you ladies. Smiley
I also remembered that during the treatment a few of her scales fell off.
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Re: Dropsy?
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2010, 06:22:18 PM »

Oh my word that poor fish...when my fish had dropsy she looked like a golf ball that had gotten stuck in a light socket. She also had really bad blood hemmorhaging on her belly, as well as the inability to control her swim bladder. I did everything I could for her but it was too late. She had lost almost half of her scales.  Cry

So glad to hear of your sucess. It's always wonderful to hear when a fish is healed by a knowledgeable owner.  Grin
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