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Is this symptom of Dropsy?

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    Ritesh Mishra New Member Member

    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. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

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


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    Ritesh Mishra New Member Member

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

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    This isn't a symptom of dropsy, dropsy actually is a symptom in itself. Perhaps columnaris?
     
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    Ritesh Mishra New Member Member

    columnaris usually show ragged fins.their fins are ok
     
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    Ritesh Mishra New Member Member

    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. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    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.

    Pictures?

    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.