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How to Apply the Following Medications in Case of Potential Dropsy?

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Hello. I think one of my fishies has dropsy and here you can see photos I took.

 

I was advice to treat with magnesium sulfate that is found in Epsom salt aka English salt, metronidazole and kanamycin ingredients which are found in Seachem Metroplex and Seachem Kanaplex but I am outside of US and don't have luxury of wide selection of products. Local shops do not seem to have those but they may have Sera Baktopur Direct which company recommends to use with Sera Ectopur that should complement treatment.

 

I have 35 litre container for quarantine and want to know what are the steps to proceed with treatment. When I use Epsom salt? Do I use it to prepare water and then dropsy medication? How often I change water and add Epsom salt again and is it safe to add both?

 

Should proceed with procedure even if not absolutely positive about fish' dropsy condition because I don't know how treatment will impact fish provided condition is different.

 

 

• 4.7 gals since middle 2011 when I got aquarium
• JEBO water filter
• 50% water changes - 3 times one week, 2 times another week and repeat
• No water additives - only dechlorinator
• Sticks in the morning
• No new fish ever
• No medications so far 

 

 

 

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:hi 

 

I'm not convinced that is dropsy.  The fish doesn't look bloated or pineconed.  Please fill out the following chart as thoroughly as you can so we can get a better idea of what is going on with your fish.

 

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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I have to agree with FF1...

 

It looks to me like the slime coat is all gone....Please fill out that forum so we can help ASAP :)

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Other Required Info:
* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
 
 
Expert told me I don't need it yet being amateur so I don't.
 
 
* Water temperature?
 
 
86.9 F
 
 
* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
 
 
JEBO 4.7 gals, almost 2 years
 
 
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
 
 
JEBO. Size in dimensions? Don't remember wattage but I guess it's either 3W or 5W.
 
 
* How often do you change the water and how much?
 
 
3 times per week. Several months ago started switching between 3 and 2 times per week. 90% water change.
 
 
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
 
 
Today was 3rd time and tomorrow will be 4th. 90%
 
 
* How many fish in the tank and their size?
 
 
2 goldies: 1 big, 1 medium
 
 
* What kind of water additives or conditioners?
 
 
No additives, Seachem Prime dechlorinator
 
 
* What do you feed your fish and how often?
 
 
SERA pellets half year ago, then Tetra PondFood Color sticks as they grew big
 
 
* Any new fish added to the tank?
 
 
No
 
 
* Any medications added to the tank?
 
 
No
 
 
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
 
 
There was no treatment
 
 
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
 
 
Yes. In some occassions fishie in question was often floating next to surface with his fins protruding outside of water. It seemed as something was pulling him up as he tried to swim constantly down. Then next thing I saw were red/purple spots on upper fins and some were on tail but it has healed since. Could it be because fins were protruding from surface as he swam next to it.
 
 
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
 
 
Not until today as now he's constantly doing this gulping air thing with mouth, not excited as before and does no longer annoy another fish by chasing after.

 

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