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Old 01-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #232
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I had a Marineland heater malfunction and damn near boil all of my fishes, but he, along w/ a few others survived.
Was it a Stealth (black polymer)? They recalled those and I got 100% of my money back by mailing it to them.

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It sounds like your sharks had Dropsy. If that was the case, none of the other fishes would have gotten it. I've had a few get it, and sadly, there's not much that you can do for them. Some suggest Epsom salt baths and feeding blanched peas, but I never had luck.
Yep, pine-coning usually means dropsy. Epsom salt baths and peas (I use frozen peas and thaw them in tank water) are both excellent suggestions. I would also suggest adding Methylene Blue to the salt baths.

You can also feed anti-biotic food but it usually won't work because sick fish don't want to eat.
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