Is this symptom of Dropsy?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Ritesh Mishra, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Ritesh MishraNew MemberMember

    My carp fish are happy and having full apettite.But I can see some white patches / discoloration on their body? how to cure ?or is there any other disease like TB?
  2. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Can you post a photo? What's two tank size, temp, parameters, how many fish, how long has it been set up?
  3. Ritesh MishraNew MemberMember

    its a 20 gallon tank 2 months 2 fishes.No parameteres since I dont have a kit.
  4. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    This isn't a symptom of dropsy, dropsy actually is a symptom in itself. Perhaps columnaris?
  5. Ritesh MishraNew MemberMember

    columnaris usually show ragged fins.their fins are ok
  6. Ritesh MishraNew MemberMember

    Right now I am about to give them bath /dip before diagnosis.

    But I dont know the exact procedure like shall i give bath with new water everytime?
    Shall quarantine after each bath or put them back to the main tank?
  7. AsterWell Known MemberMember

    Don't give them a bath unless you know exactly what you're dealing with. White patches doesn't sound like dropsy, and I wouldn't be so quick to rule out columnaris.


    Also I believe carp can grow very large, are massive waste producers, and messy eaters. They'll soon outgrow your tank and do much better in ponds.

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