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Help with treating dropsy


Unfortunately, my male apistogramma panduro has gotten dropsy, and I was looking for tips to treating him. Unfortunately, there is very little dropsy medication available in Australia, so I am using melafix. He has been in a qt tank for about a day with a bit of epsom salt. I got the melafix today and have added one dose. I will do a water change and add more medication and salt tomorrow. He isn't really eating, other than a bit of crushed pellets. I heard fresh food is good for fish with dropsy, and will encourage them to eat. What food should I feed him? I know there are frozen bloodworms I can get, but are there any better foods that will be more nutritious? Any other tips for dropsy treatment would be appreciated. I know dwarf cichlids rarely survive dropsy, but I think I caught it early and he is still swimming around and retains colour, which are good signs.

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Angryscot wrote on boofeng's profile.
Hey Boofeng

Not sure if you’re still active on here
But just replying to a post you made about Asian Apisto WhatsApp groups you maybe have access to
Would it be possible to be added if you can. Thanks
Josh wrote on anewbie's profile.
Longtime fish enthusiast for over 70years......keen on Apistos now. How do I post videos?
Looking for some help with fighting electric blue rams :(