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Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:27 pm

Wow.. This fish looked 100% normal yesterday and today.. one eye is huge!.. Did a massive w/c... hoping it was due to nitrate spike... I didn't take the time to do a chemistry check prior to w/c.. I was in too much of a hurry to get relief... Anything else you'd suggest?  Bill

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Post  Doxiemom on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:23 am

Epsom salt for swelling! Best to use QT tank if you can. 3 teaspoons for 5 gallons. I'd feed antibacterial food exclusively for 7-10 days.
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Post  williemcd on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:49 pm

He's in QT.. epsom salt dosage.. now to find the food... Bill

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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  neogeo20041 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:14 pm

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Post  williemcd on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:19 pm

I was thinking of an immediate source.. but thanks for the links....I'll cc your post to "Interesting Links"... Bill

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Post  neogeo20041 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:33 pm

I actually some have medicated food and medicine. Just not sure if i have something for Popeye. I can check when I get home. I think I have something for bacterial infection.
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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:21 pm

Anik... let me know when ya get home if you have some...I'm long overdue for a visit across the river! Tomorrow is out as I'm swapping labor for the day in that I'm painting a neighbor's bath and he'll be redoing all my power in the cave... Tue Wed are your days off IIRC...
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Post  Doxiemom on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:48 am

How's the fish today??
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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:55 pm

The swelling has gone down but the lens itself looks like it has a fungus attached.  Swab it with peroxide?  Bill

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Post  williemcd on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:52 pm

Finally made the long trek to petco (1/2 mile?) to check out their 50% offering and pick up some fungal meds... Alas, due to my hesitation every T-5 bulb was gone... but I did pick up some API Pimafix and dosed the 29G QT tank... Fingers crossed for her!... I understand that if untreated it could just eventually fall out and she'd manage to exist as a one-eye'd creature.. but I don't want the other fish to make fun of her!  
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Post  Doxiemom on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:54 pm

No peroxide on the lens:(...pimafix should help.
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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:27 pm

Pimafix, 2nd dose of 15 ml. for a 29G QT tank... eye has reduced by over 1/2 and the fungal looking stuff is almost gone.... Eye is still cloudy but he/she seems happy!  Eating well... Fingers still crossed! Bill

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Post  Amp2020 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:50 pm

The cloudy eye is usually permanent damage done by the swelling. Most likely blind in that eye. Or at least partially blind. Depends on if the eye ball had swollen up or the area behind it.

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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Update... the swelling is pretty much gone.  There is about 1/3rd of the outside perimeter that is still discolored but the center is perfectly normal.  On day 3 of a 7 day treatment.  Fingers still crossed as it's a beauty.... I snapped some pics but HAVE to clean the exterior of the tank before I'll post those pics!  It is a QT tank after all...Bill

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Post  Doxiemom on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:29 pm

Bil...cloudy eye should heal up just fine. Damage has to be VERY severe/untreated to lose sight. Way to be on top of it and act quickly!
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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:38 pm

Thanks solely to your advice!..Bill

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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  williemcd on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:03 pm

Day 4 of treatment... only about 20% of the iris area of the eye is cloudy... the swelling has almost disappeared... HE/SHE's going to make it it looks like!... Tks Dox... Bill

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Re: Got an Angel with pop-eye!

Post  Doxiemom on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:22 am

That's awesome to hear, Bill! Glad the "tried & true" serves us well once again!! LOL
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