Does my Pleco have dropsy?
My Pleco, Abu, has ben developing a large belly lately, but it looks different to me than dropsy in a betta (which I have seen many a case of). The belly is much lower. He is growing quite rapidly all over, and has exceeded the size of my betta. He gets fed an algae pellet daily before bedtime, and nothing more other than the natural algae in the 2.5 gal tank. His only other tank mate is Jafar, my betta.
I am hoping this is not dropsy, as I have heard rumors that it is incurable and highly fatal. Any advice is welcome and sorely needed!!