Hi yeah it's been in its wee house more nowemilyyyyy said:Possibly dropsey? I don’t have any experience with these fish but the puffed scales look like dropsey to me. Not sure what the white film could be...is your fish lethargic at all? That’s usually a symptom.
It’s very possible that it has dropsey. To treat you could do a salt treatment. In order to do this, you need a quarantine tub or tank which I think I see in your photos. The rule of thumb is adding one teaspoon of salt for every gallon of water. Change the water on a routine basis (tank water) and continue using the salt as a treatment.Leeny said:Hi yeah it's been in its wee house more now
I re-read what I had originally wrote and realized I wasn’t clear about the salt baths not being long term. I agree that the baths should be temporary and not a long term option for the fish’s health. I meant changing the water in the tank periodically, because poor water quality is a cause of this disease. Whenever a new bath is made, fresh salt should be added.AquaticQueen said:Epsom salt should only be used for salt baths.
Epsom salt can cause the fish irritation and should on be used for very brief periods of time.