DROPSY common disease in betta fish and other freshwater fishes

* DROPSY:
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: varies with organism

COMMON NAME(S): Dropsy

SYMPTOMS: Swollen belly, usually with scales protruding at a 90 degree angle. Redding of vent area, and long, pale feces.

ORGANISM: Bacterial, viral infections or nutritional disorder.

RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: No effective treatment. Remove affected fish to quarantine tank and give the best possible food and water quality. If fish does not improve, euthanasia may be in order. 
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1 comment:

  1. adding 1 – 5 gr/L of marine salt (no additives) will make the fish more confortable, it will help the fish to with osmoregulation (1 shalow spoon every 30 liters)

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