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Old 10-01-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Need swollen goldfish help

I’m new to all of this so please bare with me. I have a goldfish and she’s been swollen now for a couple of months. I’ve been reading up and I can’t tell if it’s dropsy, a parasite or what. I want to help her but this is out of my wheelhouse. I think I uploaded a vid but I’m not sure. I can send pics if it will help just PM me. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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What size is your tank? What are the parameters? Any other tank mates?
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What size is your tank? What are the parameters? Any other tank mates?
Thanks for replying. I should start with some background. She was originally in my small outdoor pond with 9 others. At the beginning of spring she got big and we thought she was pregnant. After a few weeks we became concerned and quarantine her in a 10 gallon tank. She is now in a 29 gallon tank alone in the house. We give her de-shelled pea’s, tea tree oil and water temp around 79 but nothing is working. She doesn’t seem to be getting worse but we’d like to help her get better.
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Have you tried treating for internal parasites?
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No I haven’t. We treat the water with tea tree oil but other than that I wouldn’t know how. Any suggestions or recommendations ?
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How does the fish's poo look?

You can treat internal parasites with medicated flake food.
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Also are the foods you feeding sinking or floating?

Sinking foods are better for the GF because they can gulp air from floating foods which is I guess difficult for them to pass, or not good for them, either way.
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It is long and solid, like normal poo I guess. I’ll try the medicated flakes next. I appreciate the help and info. We did try and put her back into the pond but after 2 days she seemed to get worse so she is back inside. She looks better but still big.
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I wish I could figure out how to post a vid you u guys could see her but I don’t know if you can or how to.
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check out this to see how post number 15 well it doesn't exactly say, but you use the url copy and paste say from youtube
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