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Hi all, I recently picked up 2 small goldfish, currently in QT. One of them came with the gill covers very slightly raised, but didn’t think too much of it. Had them about 2 weeks now, and the affected goldfish has now got quite obviously raised gill covers, and on one size the scales, just behind the raised gill cover, have started to stick out (dropsy?). What are peoples thought? I will post some picks. Thanks in advance. Nick 








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@Chick-In-Of-TheSea ok, I’ve just googled it, and I’m not too sure if it’s that. On closer inspection, it’s like the raised areas are more behind the gill covers, rather than on the actual gill covers themselves. I do have Maracyn 2 available though. So thinking of doing a good water change, then treating with that. 

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@Colu I’m struggling to get a good picture, but it’s almost like something is bulging out from underneath the scales

@Colu I’ve managed to just take this, this is the side that isn’t bulging as much, but you can see the scales are being raised a little 


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It looks like a possible growth behind the gill with the way the scales are raised what I would do is a course of maracyn2 active ingredient is minocycline that has proven effective sinking some types of lumps  and I would add a small amount of aquarium salt 1 table spoon for 5 gallons that will aid Gill function and add essential electrolytes @NickG83




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