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    Creepy looking molly

    Ok, so my male molly looks very different, and i just noticed it. He has his scales almost puffed, out it looks like instead of laid back, he has lost allot of color and just looks scary.... he is eating and swimming fine just looks really creepy. if you want me to get a picture, but i just want to know if theirs any thing wrong

    *shivers* just looks scary...

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    Dropsy. It's really more of a symptom of a bacterial infection rather than a disease it's self.

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    so what should i do?

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    NEver mind, DRopsy sucks and i dont need to take a picture of it, its really gross im prolly just gonna flush the ole guy... this sucks... he was really pretty too...

    I was starving earlyer

    but im just not hungry, and its just disgusting.... and its sickening i have chills going all over me... just thinking about it... gross uhhhg *grrrroooooooosssssssss*

    im scared to just go upstares now.. seriously...

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    Sorry to hear about that. I've lost quite a few fish(mostly old American flagfish) to dropsy over the years and it is always sad to see. Seems it happens most with thick bodied fish.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Does it make youre skin crawl every time you see it? I can handle tape worms and dead bodys but this... this just is.... creeeeepy

    I think i might try a salt bath though?...

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    Definetly. Usually I come over to the fish tank and notice one fishes colors are muted or that it has a "velvety" look to it. Then I come closer and realize.

    I've usually just euthanized the fish. Dropsy is nearly always fatal, I have yet to hear directly of someone curing it. It could be a sympton of kidney failure(in old fish)...or bacterial infection. Their is no way to tell from the outside.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    uhmm how do you euthanize a fish?

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