How did my fish get dropsy?

Low levels of salt in the water aid in the osmotic balance of the fish by making the water salinity closer to the fish’s blood salinity. That helps the fish get rid of excess water accumulating in the body, causing the dropsy.

What does the poop of a fish look like?

There are many debates as to what “normal” fish poop should look like. The general consensus is that it should look about the same color of the food they consume. Fish fed with flake food usually expel red or brown poop. Fish fed with meat and/or shrimp expel pink poop. If they have had peas or types of algae, it’s green.

How can you tell if fresh fish has gone bad?

As fresh or refrigerated fish ages and begins to go bad, the meat will take on a glossy, milky color. The milky parts of the fish may also take on a blue- or gray-ish tint. If you’ve already cooked your fish, it will not develop a milky color. This sign of expiration applies only to raw fish. Check for signs of freezer burn.

How can you tell if a salmon is still fresh?

Note if the white lines in the meat disappear. Salmon, unlike most other kinds of fish, is well known for the thin white lines which separate the layers or flakes of its meat. These lines indicate that the fish is still fresh and edible.

What kind of fish looks like a witch?

It’s an apropos name for the Asian sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus, whose face looks like the cartoonishly exaggerated face of a classic Disney witch, including a protruding chin and forehead.

What does a bloated betta fish look like?

A bloated betta will appear to have a swollen, protruding belly. Bloat can affect one or both sides of the fish, sometimes causing him to appear lopsided. A fish with bloat may have trouble swimming and may become trapped at the surface of the water or on the bottom of the tank.

Why does a dead fish have Bloat On it?

Causes of Bloat. A stressed fish, with a weak immune system, is more likely to develop bloat than an otherwise healthy specimen. It’s usually not possible to diagnose the cause of bloat in a living fish, but you can take the dead fish to a veterinary pathologist to determine what caused the condition.

Why does my betta fish have white spots?

Often appearing stringy and white, rather than brown. There are various things that can cause shock in your betta including temperature changes, pH changes and constant changes in lighting. If you think your betta is in shock, fixing the underlying issue will normally fix the swim bladder disease as well.

How can you tell if a female fish is pregnant?

Some female fish have difficulty swimming when they are pregnant. This is because the fry developing inside is weighing her down. This may not happen to all-female fish, but it is often a telltale indicator of pregnancy. Another telltale indicator that a fish is pregnant is when she refuses food before giving birth.