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Dropsy – How to Avoid it and How to Treat it

Dropsy is a rare but serious disease caused by an internal bacterial infection in a fish. The disease can affect many different species of both pond and aquarium fish and is often fatal. If it is caught early, and appropriate measures are taken, it is not uncommon for a fish to fully recover from dropsy. However, if the fish reaches advanced dropsy, it is a death sentence in almost all cases.