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kerry123, May 31, 2012 in Sick Fish? Need Help?
Just an update. The white bump on it's left side wen is slowly disspearing, now just a bit of white, here's a photo:
but there's a new orange-white spot appearing on it's right side wen... it just appeared overnight because it wasn't there last night when I was doing water change, here's photo:
It looks like wen doohs and dahs to me
ok so I just got back home and saw the orange-white spot that was on it's wen this morning are now about to fall off, so now it looks like it has a string of white thing on that orange-white spot location, I've upload a video(you can skip to 0:15 to see a closeup):
could this be some kind of parasite?
I don't think it's a parasite. You can take a Q-tip and swab it off.
it fell off on its own when I was scooping him up for water change. It appeared as an light-orange string and when I tries to grab it, it kind of "dissolved" into an dark orange-ish liquid on my hand and now it's wen has gone back to normal. didn't get a chance to take a photo of the string tho
However I finally get a chance to take a picture during WC without him swimming around so much, as you can see in the picture that his right side scale is still kinda sticking out and still seemed bit more bloated than his left side.
just wondering, does the scale goes back to normal when he is healed? or will the scale stays like that?
How many days has it been since the MMs?
today is the 7th day for both Metro and epsom treatment
OK. Thanks. Tomorrow is the last day of Epsom
Ok so still do 100% WC daily just without Epsom salt right?
ok thanks will do that
update: today the oranda seemed to float more often near the water surface...his stomach seemed more bloated and scales more sticking out than before... here's some photo:
is there anything else I could do? shall I still stop the epsom salt today?
Yes, if it's been 8 days, because if you let it go longer, you run the risk of anemia.
Has he been eating his med gel food? Try to give him a little more of it.
Ya he's still eating and pooping good . Ok I'll try to give it bit more tomorrow.
Usually how long does the gelfood treatment need to be?
update: today the oranda is even more bloated, now on both its left and right belly with scales sticking out. Still eats fine and swims around though (I now starts to feed him a little bit more of the med gelfood everyday as you stated before). Here's some photo when doing wc:
Today is the 10th day that he is on the medication. Do you think the dropsy is on its late stage now?