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Old 13-04-2016, 05:19 AM
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I've got a fish pond and hoiked out a small carp with dropsy. I've put it in a quarantine bucket, in fresh rainwater. Changed that every day. I read somewhere that a small amount of salt in the water acts as a antisceptic, so I added 1/2 a teaspoon to two gallons in the bucket. Second day I noticed a worm in the bottom of the bucket which I segretated from the fish. I can only assume this was in the fish and it was passed out through the intestines as some sort of parasite/tape worm. I dropped the worm in a small amount of salt water which killed it. It seems that once the fish has signs of Dropsy, (blows up and looks like a pinecone) it's curtains, has anyone know for a fish to survive? Otherwise I will have to euthanaise it, and I don't particularly want to do that....
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Sorry mate but my droopsy only involves Batemans xxxb
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Old 17-04-2016, 06:39 AM
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Good for you! I've googled summat about it, not good by all accounts. the only good thing is that it aint contagious to the other fish! Apparently the best thing to do is euthan- euthsain- put it to sleep!
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Good for you! I've googled summat about it, not good by all accounts. the only good thing is that it aint contagious to the other fish! Apparently the best thing to do is euthan- euthsain- put it in batter and fry it
Corrected it for you......
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Old 18-04-2016, 05:27 AM
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Ho hum! The fish has gone to the Big Fish Pond in the sky!

It jumping out of my hand when transferring it from the holding bucket to the quarantine bucket didn't help. It just floated upside down, then had a spasm trying to right itself, then floated upside down again. It kept doing this so I dropped the poor bugger in a little water with a bit of oil of cloves and it was all over within a minute.
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Old 19-04-2016, 07:21 AM
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Let us know if it tasted like Cod !
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Old 20-04-2016, 06:08 AM
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Let's not keep carping on about it, hey?
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It fell off it's Perch...OK!
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Two carp in a tank


One says to the other "how the fuck do you drive this thing? How the fuck do you drive this thing? How the fuck do you drive this thing? Wake up WAKE UP WAKE UP!


Sorry for your loss

You never did say how it tasted
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Old 21-04-2016, 06:32 AM
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The oil of cloves gave it a weird after taste!
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I did Google dropsy in fish it looks like you did the right thing

Shame about the aftertaste
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Shame about the aftertaste
That's what the wife used to say......
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