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  1. H

    Guppies continue to get dropsy and die

    I have a 53 gallon tank with a fluval 307. I keep my tank at 79.5 degrees. Ammonia and Nitrites are 0ppm. Nitrates are never above 20ppm. I breed a pair of guppies in a 5 gallon tank, take the babies out and put them in a 10 gallon grow out tank, when they get larger the babies go into a 53...
  2. Kyanite14


    I think my Dwarf Gouramis has Dropsy, I found him gasping on the floor of the tank with a distended belly and slightly pine coned scales. What should I do?? I heard that at this stage it’s incurable. Do I put him out of his misery? I don’t have clove oil and it’s the middle of the night :( I...
  3. C

    Cories Panting - At a loss!

    Hi all, New to this forum. I've had a betta for about two years and recently decided to expand into cories. My local tropical fish store is run by hobbyists and has high reviews, so I decided to trust them when I bought two pepper and one albino cory to accompany my betta in my 10 gallon tank...
  4. ajr0053

    Dropsy Spread Prevention

    I have a betta that’s possibly coming down with dropsy. I sterilized my siphon, but I’m afraid that whatever caused my betta to get dropsy could have been transferred to my other tanks by plant changes, using the same siphon, etc. before I noticed. I know that dropsy is a symptom of a larger...
  5. M


    This is my sister’s female betta fish. She has never been in another tank with a male betta and she eats and moves around fine.. I initially thought it was just constipation, but now I’m not too sure. I don’t think it’s dropsy either because her scales are fine, but I’m still not sure. Does...
  6. K

    PLEASE HELP! Gigantic Molly Unexplainable - Photos and stats included

    Hey y’all! I consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to tank things and what I lack knowledge on, Google to the rescue. But this one has me all sorts of confused. I “adopted” this Molly 3 months ago. My local fish store has a “Kae Tank” that he puts fish in that he can’t sell for...
  7. bettafishlover86

    Please help! Betta with dropsy lying on side!

    My betta with dropsy is laying on her side. She keeps getting up and swimming around but keeps dropping to the ground. Is she dying? If so, is there anyway I can save her?
  8. F

    All of my goldfish get dropsy and I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I have been keeping goldfish for 6 years now and for the past 4 years I have had a problem with drospy. It started when I bought a ranchu and kept it in quarentine. I had 2 other fish at the time ( a black moor and a fantail). This ranchu quickly developed dropsy and spread to a black moor in my...
  9. helena.lovesbettas

    Is this dropsy?

    I quite literally got this fish YESTERDAY. She’s extremely active but she seems like she may have dropsy. Either that or she’s just over weight. Can you guys give me some insight? She’s not pineconing or anything so i’m just a little concerned.
  10. carligraceee

    MALE PLATY SICK??? Please help...

    What is wrong with him? Dropsy? He’s been very lethargic for several days and now this is happening... he got bloated over night, is breathing heavily....
  11. E


    Hi guys! So just over 5 weeks ago I moved a guppy that had a pot belly and a tetra that had pine coned scales into a quarantine tank. The tetra passed a few days later but the guppy is acting completely normal, eating still etc. He just has a bit of a belly. I’ve treated the tanks for internal...
  12. E

    Molly has dropsy?

    Hi, After my last message about a few fish dying, there seemed to be no issues after I gave the tank a water change...until now. One of my mollies seems to be swimming around a lot slower and it’s scales have puffed up, I had a look on the internet and believe it might be dropsy? Is there anyway...
  13. J

    Help with Platy

    Hi everyone, first time posting here and just looking for advice. Does this look like Dropsy in our Platy fish? And if you think it is, is there any advice on what we should do? Our tank is an established tank (about 3 year old). No new fish added for over a year and no sudden fish deaths. I am...
  14. B


    my fish is still recovering from fin rot but i noticed his belly is a bit bigger than usual and he’s not energetic. i read if you diagnose it wrong, it’ll kill the fish. i’m new to this fish thing so i don’t know if it is or isn’t dropsy. here are pictures. pls help
  15. J

    African Dwarf frogs bloated, dropsy or fat?

    Hello, this is my first post I have a 3.5 gallon with two African dwarf frogs and a snail. I have two live plants, and a cave to hide in. They have a filter and a heater. I have had them for a little over a month now. I'm feeding them Mon, Wed, Friday, mainly pellets and thawed brine shrimp as...
  16. jedimildred54

    Help is this dropsy? African Dwarf Frog

    I fed my African dwarf frog brine shrimp for the first time a day and a half ago. He was floating near the top, but he DOES go down. I did a 25% water change today. All the levels are good.. He seems more bloated then usual. Is this dropsy? Link to video of him swimming: .
  17. Quin

    Advice on salt dip

    Hey guys! It's been a while. I think Hank (betta, 10g, with mystery snail, can list tank params at request) is in the early stages of dropsy. I was a week late on this recent water change due to my personal life, and he's been bloated for the past 2+ days despite a consistent feeding schedule...
  18. A

    Badis with dropsy, but still eating/behaving normally

    Hi all, Wish I was here under better circumstances. So one of my black tiger badis has developed dropsy over the last year or so. At first, I thought he was just fat/constipated since he was the most aggressive eater out of the ones I have, and was always a bit rounder. But over the last month...
  19. T

    Pregnant guppy w/ probable dropsy

    Hey all. So I have a this very pretty, very pregnant, female guppy, that I noticed today hanging in the back of the tank. Once I was able to get her closer and inspect, the scales on her belly seem to now be protruding. And she is also no longer eating. I've experienced dropsy before but always...
  20. Irksome

    Has anyone here had a fish survive dropsy?

    I have heard survival is extremely unlikely once pineconing occurs. Despite this there are many remedies, treatments, antibiotics and routines around that claim to help. Have any of you personally had a success story? If so, what did you do that helped?