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    Thread: Shelly has got dropsy (sad face)

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      Shelly has got dropsy (sad face)

      She's been so quiet lately and I didn't even recognize it. My family thought she was getting blind but I pointed out that she still goes for food. Today I noticed she seemed wider. On closer inspection she's got dropsy. Her eyes have been a little pop-eyed since the beginning of the summer from what I can remember. So bummed, I really thought she would be the last living fish in this pond because she is the least needy. I thought she was just being her un-needy self.

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      Sorry, hope the antibiotic injection works. You will need to keep the cover with an opening to keep observing for a while to see if she gets better or not.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RichToyBox View Post
      Sorry, hope the antibiotic injection works. You will need to keep the cover with an opening to keep observing for a while to see if she gets better or not.
      Thanks Rich! What signs would I be looking for to tell if it is time to pull her out and euthanatize her? And typically how many days or weeks on average does she have?
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      Time? Can't tell. If the scales don't set back down within a week or so of the injections, I would not hold out much hope. Seeing no major ulcer, it is definitely something that has affected the kidneys, but antibiotics typically hammer the kidneys also, so it is slim chance of improvement, but could be worth the trouble. If you cannot maintain a QT at around 70 to 75 degrees during the healing then I would call it quits. Most likely the fish will require staying indoors all winter since the pond is getting shut down, it will likely be too big a temperature change to put it back in the pond later.

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      You will know when it’s time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by RichToyBox View Post
      ...antibiotics typically hammer the kidneys also, so it is slim chance of improvement, but could be worth the trouble.
      This is quite incorrect and leads people to make incorrect risk benefit assessments.

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