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katie88
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very sad news
« on: July 05, 2010, 05:38:37 AM »

im in shock and am so upset Cry. i returned home from holiday last night only to find my beautifull 5 inch orange oranda has dropsy  Cry  he's still alive at the moment but he now looks like he's eaten a golf ball and his scales are at right angles! im so upset Cry! now i know dropsy can sometimes be caused by water quality so i tested it straight away and it came back fine  Sad  im just gutted. obv this website says to put him out of his pain but i just cant do it  so upset   Cry

ps none of my other fish are ill. the rest are eating fine and swimming perfect. i know dropsy is often caused by water condition but from what i read on here it can also be a internal organ problem and as all my water tests have come back spot on i have a feeling its a internal problem Cry. . . just so upset Cry 
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BubblesGold
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Re: very sad news
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 06:13:41 AM »

I'm so sorry to hear this. Cry Just make him a comfortable as you can. I really hope he can get better.
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nabi
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Re: very sad news
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 06:16:35 AM »

Dropsy can also be caused by internal bacterial infections or a sudden drop in water temperature. Since you already tested the water, i would try to treat it with some medicated fish food. Prognosis is pretty good for dropsy caught in the early stages.

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Alex.d
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Re: very sad news
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 06:28:41 AM »

I'm sorry to hear about your Oranda. I once had a goldfish with dropsy and it died very quickly - within a couple of days of me first noticing the symptoms. I didn't have time to treat it unfortunately. I really hope that your Oranda recovers, but I don't really know what to suggest. Increasing the water temperature helps fight some diseases but I don't know if it would help with dropsy.
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katie88
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Re: very sad news
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 06:58:05 AM »

thanks guys, im just so gutted. i was away on holiday from thursday till sunday night so i have no idea how long he was like this (asked my mom to feed my guys and she said she never noticed anything wrong but then again i dont think people pay close attention to other peoples pets unless there is very obviously something wrong)

nabi, i will look for that food but at the min he's just not eating + im stuck at work so by the time i finish the pet store will have closed Sad i just keep thinking if i hadnt gone away i might have been able to pick it up sooner. 
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