Dropsy Or Pregnancy

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  1. ShellyB78

    ShellyB78Valued MemberMember

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    is my cherry barb pregnant or does it look like dropsy? I have makes and females so it’s a possibility. What does it look like to you? I’ve never had barbs before so I don’t know.
     

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    Rick boseValued MemberMember

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    Are the scales spiked?
    Then it's definitely dropsy.
    It's hard to understand from the pictures.
     
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    ShellyB78Valued MemberMember

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    image.image.image.image.image.image.image. i don’t see any difference to the other fishes scales Maybe I’m wrong. I took a lot more pics of her for you to see, she’s very active though so hard to get a great pic
     
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    It is very hard to judge from a photo, especially one that is not razor sharp, whether scales are protruding or not because it depends on depth perception.
    Take a good look from above and see if the edge of the fish' sides are smooth or whether it looks a bit like a pinecone with scale tips sticking out from the curve.
     
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    Rick boseValued MemberMember

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    I very much agree with him. It's very hard to determine whether the fish has dropsy or not if the pics are not sharp like yours. No matter how many different pics you click from various angles it won't matter if they are not sharp.

    You look very closely and try to examine whether the scales of your fish are spiked or not. If it is then it's dropsy, otherwise it's not.
    Sometimes it's tough to get a clear picture of a moving fish, but it's easy to determine yourself if you know the symptoms.
    For reference, you can google fish dropsy and see how a fish with dropsy exactly looks and then judge yourself whether your fish has dropsy or not by close and careful observation.
    You can do that yourself better than clicking pics and letting us to decide. Just look for spiked or protruding scales.
     
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    ShellyB78

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    Ok I’ll take a look from above and see if I can tell. Thank you for replying
     
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