GoldFish dropsy pinecone
goldfish with scales sticking out


Dropsy is a disease that doesn't occur too often. Symptoms of this disease include swollen body, bloated eyes, and protruding scales. Dropsy disease is the result of organ failure from cancer or poor environmental conditions. In order to treat dropsy, antibacterial should be given through medicated food and water quality should be improved to help clear up the disease. It is not possible for a fish to fully recover from dropsy. Some experts believe dropsy is incurable and the infected fish should be euthanized.


GoldFish with scales protruding
pinecone appearance as a result of dropsy


GoldFish Dropsy
a goldfish with dropsy


Fish Dropsy
scales with pinecone appearance


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