Cardinal Tetra has Dropsy how do I treat this? Help

  1. BlackNotebookTanks Well Known Member Member

  2. :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    There isn't really a cure for dropsy, but remedying the cause can sometimes help--however in older fish it can occur as their bodies work less efficiently with age, causing a fluid build-up in the tissues.
    Check all the water parameters and rectify anything which stands out as above normal. Regular partial water changes are almost always a key remedy with any sort of disease.
    Unfortunately that's about as much as I know for remedying dropsy as the two incidences I've had were with fish that were well into their twilight years.

    Hope this helps a little :)
     

  3. BlackNotebookTanks Well Known Member Member

    Thank you @:)Fatcatfish:)
    The fish was unfortunately and through many tears, euthanised with clove oil. I had another post on this earlier and many people told me that when they begin to pinecone, the fish is usually too far gone to save. Thank you for your help. Swim in peace my beautiful cardinal.
     

  4. :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    Sorry to hear that :( it's a shame that he was too ill to save.