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That looks like something that happened to D.F. (who could be your fish's twin, btw) only in her case it was a response to my severely low Ph. Evidently it was her scales popping. O.o

Here's the link to my picture (I don't want to just post the picture because people might confuse our fish, hahaha)

http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o79/dextersmysweetie/?action=view&current=DSCN3348.jpg

I got my Ph up and her scales were back to normal within a week.

But I could be totally wrong, hopefully a mod can help you for reals. =)

Cute fish, btw!

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Hmmm...pH up chemical? What were the ingredients, Wallaby? Usually for calcium-based products, they also increase hardness levels well enough to promote better osmoregulation which is your key for dropsy cases. That's why increasing and maintaining hardness levels by as much as 150 is quite advisable in situations like this. Buffering hardness levels and pH actually helps with dropsy cases. You raise a good point, Wallaby.

Goldfish Carer, could you please edit your pics and add a colored arrow (preferably red) to where the bubble is? I have trouble seeing it. unsure.gif

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Oh I meant "I got my Ph up" as in I raised my Ph, not a chemical name. Good call!

I used (and still am using) crushed coral in my filters to get the Ph up to a safe level and keep it there since I have low kh as well.

I'm glad I could bring something helpful to the table!

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That's a good idea. He came with the bubble in his side when I got him and half of it has already dropped off since he has been here with me, so that could be a plausible idea.

I don't know if you will really be able to see the bubbly thing because most of it isn't on him anymore >.<

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000407-1.jpg

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000376-1.jpg

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000403.jpg

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000405.jpg

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000407.jpg

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/S6000409.jpg

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Lupin look at the front of the tummy bulge, near the gills, in the last picture, you can see how the scales are different (assuming I'm looking at the right place!). I'm having trouble seeing a 'bubbly thing' just a few flat scales and a very podgy tummy! ;)

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Please forgive me if I am frustrating you.lol I wish I could see your fish in person. *grumbles about lack of teleportation or even power to teleport right away*

Anyway, does it look like those cases involving gas bubble disease?

Or quite like this one by jls25? See the bubble at the caudal fin.

IMG_6237.jpg

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Lupin look at the front of the tummy bulge, near the gills, in the last picture, you can see how the scales are different (assuming I'm looking at the right place!). I'm having trouble seeing a 'bubbly thing' just a few flat scales and a very podgy tummy! wink.gif

LMAO! I have a feeling my white hair has something to do with this.rofl3.gif

Testing this image so I can zoom it in a bit.

S6000376-1.jpg

Hmmm...It doesn't look quite like any bubble I see.unsure.gif White cyst or nodule rather? Does it feel soft or hard? Globose?

Is the fish still doing well?

Water parameters?

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It's not a hard bubble or anything. It looks like half of a deflated see-through balloon literally just hanging off his body doing nothing. It's barely attached to him anymore. If you were a human it would look like a bit of skin hanging off your finger in water, just sort of floating. it used to have a little air bubble in it..

I drew you a picture from the top!

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/BTDT_/Fish/golfball.jpg

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Now I got it.heh.gif I'm so sorry for all the trouble!sorry.gif

Oooohhhh..I forgot to tell you. Your pearlie seems in good health condition to me. No dropsy. Scales don't look protruding at all.

Were you able to add salt? I'd just add the salt. Same regimen as usual. And wish you all the best.heartpump.gif

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No I haven't salted him yet... I wasn't sure if I should or just give him clean water til his fins are looking better. Yeah it's weird how much better he is since he got here. In the shop tank he was floating in the top front corner blowing bubbles at the surface with the weird bubbly thing hanging off him and real bad fins, not moving at all, it really upset me! I'm glad he isnt a floater though! xxx

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Check how long it lasts for....my Kusuri Dewormer (Flubendazole) was ?12 and it only lasts 6 months once open. I better get some new fish quick! rofl3.gif

You'll spend a lot more than ?18 on meds if you end up with issues, I think I spent over ?35 on meds for Tigger and Caesar within a week when they were sick trying to get the right things in, they all turned up too late as it happens but I've kept them all so I won't have the same problem again, starting my own pharmacy <_<

No idea what that 'bubble' was, it might have been slimecoat doing something odd and possibly pleco related. The fish is looking good though, hopefully he'll make a full recovery, Rusty grew back half a big chunk off his tail in about two weeks, he seems to have given up since then and has decided not to waste energy on the last corner. I think he wants to be a pirate, going for the rugged look.

Keep up with water changes, maybe up the salt every 24 hours instead of 12 hours as your tank isn't cycled and the fish has been through a lot already and he should be good to go before long, hopefully will turn out to be a beauty to keep Pumpkin company when Klaus and Sarge go ponding :)

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I've decided I'm going to salt and prazi at the same time so hopefully tomorrow if it comes in the post! And I will be doing both tub and tank.

I am very pleased with his progress so far and he has been totally worth saving :)

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I had a look at him last night and he let me hold him (omg I still can't get over how awesome that is) and the bubbly thing has completely gone now. Also, good news I think there is perhaps a little fin growth and his side fins have all stopped fraying! :)

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