I think my fish has dropsy… or is it just a very fat fish? How do I treat it?

Firstly, before we jump to treatment, we’d need to establish what’s causing the swollen abdomen. Swollen belly can be due to several common things:
•cancer (not contagious, possibly treatable depending),
•cysts (not contagious, possibly treatable depending),
•a range of external parasitic diseases (contagious, treatable),
•septicaemia (highly contagious, treatable in early stages),
•mycobacterial infection (slowly contagious, not treatable),
•egg bound (not contagious, treatable),
•fat (not contagious and requires dietary changes).

Treatment and management will rely on an accurate and correct diagnosis.

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