Guppy with what I assume is dropsy


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Jun 11, 2019
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My Guppy male one day had a protruded belly and was beginning to a pinecone. I assumed it was dropsy and moved him to my ten-gallon hospital tank put in a dose of salt, as well as a 7-day treatment with API Melafix. During this week his stomach stayed protruded but the pinecone effect died down drastically. Yesterday, the day after the 7-day treatment I saw he still wasn't healed so I dosed the tank with 1/4 teaspoon of Epson salt. Today I woke to find him with similar bloat problems but a small unordinary blister looking thing appeared on his side. Some days he seems far worse staying near bottom of the tank and gasping but some days he seems a lot more alert and energetic, lastly he has been eating each day. In the previous tank Ammonia:0 Nitrite:0 Nitrate 0-20. Let me know if I should try for a better picture.



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