Question by  Sheethal (18)

My Siamese fighting fish is sick, it appears he has dropsy, what are the chances of it surviving?

I am afraid of loosing my Siamese fighting fish, I need to know what to do in order to save it.


Answer by  Ruby40 (372)

Sorry, dropsy is almost always fatal. You may try the following: Maracyn II and Kanacyn according to instructions. Keep water warm, 72-80 but change temp slowly. Reduce light entering the bowl by blocking with black paper or similar. Epsom salts at the concentration of 2 tsp / 10 gal water may help reduce swelling. Follow medication instructions and good luck.


Answer by  withsmluck (793)

Dropsy is usually fatal by the time it is detected. There are antibiotic treatments that are worth a try, but there isn't much hope for curing it.


Answer by  Kegami (25)

The chances of it surviving are slim, unless you do the treatment early when it's just starting. Go to a pet store and there should be medicine for dropsy.


Answer by  anne08 (124)

Maybe your having a problem with water? Treat new water with a dechlorinator, and keep an airspace of at least an inch between the top of the water to lid.

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