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symptoms of dropsy or parasites or?


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Hi everyone & thanks;

...Will fill out above section when back home (jus omw to work and filmed quick video, jus got out of bed so yer!)

Ive noticed my pearlscale has been having thin white poop trailing from bum (can kind of see in vid)

Behaviour seems normal & goes after food excited

Do notice likes to sleep near heater at top of water, not sure if jus part of his habit/ sleeping spot

He is often seen at water surface level with dorsal fin slightly down, not sure if he jus likes being there or what

Dorsal fin did have injury last week, bleeding/damage around the spine part but went away in couple days of melafix

If look closely can see that scales (pearl scales) have a large encasing, like the dome is very domes looking like as if a bubble or blister

And today when just got out bed (within this past hour :/) noticed he has on his head as well, a big dome blister like thing (can sorta see in vid). The pet store assumed that his shipment jus few month old babies, it doesnt look like he had a wen before or any signs of wen growth. A head bubble wen cant jus pop out overnight can it?

His diet is a mixture of; frozen veggie fish food, frozen brine shrimp, peas & sinking hikari pellet food for lionheads

Mayb this is jus constipation?

Could the protein in food make dome scales bubbly?

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If there are blisters on the pearlscale, then it is definitely a sign of dropsy.

I think you will need/want to separate the fish into a quarantine, and treat with metronidazole. Do you think you can get access to this medication, by asking a vet?

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Yep video is working :)

The mods won't probably be able to help you until you fill out all the info so make sure you get it all up.

(Alex got in first!)

If you live in New South Wales, around the Sydney area, I know of a place you may be able to take him and get medication.

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Yep video is working :)

The mods won't probably be able to help you until you fill out all the info so make sure you get it all up.

Yes, we most definitely need all the info! :)

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Hi everyone

Thanks for your replies

Sorry didnt end up getting back sooner

I got some medication from lfs and he was in hospital tank with up & down recovery & health situation for almost 2 weeks before passing away. . . Just didnt feel like posting/ to talk about passing away

:(

But thanks for all the comments

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