Dropsy in Fish: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Dropsy is a severe and often fatal condition in aquarium fish, typically caused by bacterial infections, although viruses, parasites, and poor water conditions can also contribute. It’s characterized by fluid accumulation within the fish’s body cavity or tissues, leading to a noticeable bloating and scales that stick out, giving the fish a ‘pinecone’ appearance. Other symptoms can include lethargy, loss of appetite, pale gills, and bulging eyes.

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