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    zeketaz

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    I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:15 am

    I think my male ram has pop eye. Crying or Very sad When I was feeding the fish today I saw his eye was poofy. He's still active and eating fine. What should I do about trying to treat him?
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    FishVixen
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by FishVixen on Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:08 pm

    Remove him right away as it will spread. Popeye is very difficult to treat and very high mortality rate.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:21 pm

    I believe I have used general cure successfully, go to boardroom and talk to mark or randy or amanda.
    QT is a must!
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Barnacle on Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 pm

    could just be scratched.doesnt popeye hit both eyes?
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:32 pm

    No usually one gets it first
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:23 pm

    Well I went and bought a 10 gall for $10 Smile and got him all set up made a DIY filter for him since cash is tight and I technically didn't have money for the tank even. Fingers crossed he does fine and recoups. Oh and I'm using Melafix since that's what I have and it says it fixes pop eye
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by FishVixen on Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:58 pm

    i'm not a fan of Melafix usually to weak for most diseases IMO only.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:33 pm

    I was looking at the general cure and it doesn't say it treats pop eye.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by H2O Nyck on Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:49 pm

    I am sorry to hear about that Popeye, but I am glad that you got him into QT! he will get better soon i hope
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:24 pm

    Well do the melafix for now, I can't remember what I used in the past to fix it....
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 am

    The outer side of his eye is going white???? He seems to be perking up a bit though finally came out of hiding and is swimming around.


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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by FishVixen on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:13 am

    Infection settling in if white patches are showing. Best if you can find an antibiotic like tetracycline or amoxicillin.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:32 am

    Would the API T.C tetracycline work? or is there a different brand I should use. Gona call boardroom and see if they have anything and if not Ima overnight some meds for him...
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:11 pm

    Ya call rich and describe exactly whats going on and he will have the med for it, most of the expensive meds he keeps in back and will sell you the amount you will need for a full treatment.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:14 pm

    Good luck, i have never seen pictures if Pop eye. interesting.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:23 pm

    Talked to Rich and he said to give him a bath. Said that Maracyn 2 works better than Tetracycline but since that's what I got to use it...I put 4x the amount of meds in 2.5 gallons of water for 4 hours then treat the tank with the regular dose. If I run out of Tetracycline then I can use Maracyn 2.

    And if the treatment works and he lives and gets better I will put a section about it in the disease section...
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:27 pm

    Fingers crossed for you!!!!!!!
    Sometimes with pop eye they will lose the eye, but most fish can adapt to a life with one eye.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by thatbettaglo on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:11 am

    I successfully treated popeye in a betta with Maracyn 2. It should work for you too. Hope your little friend ends up ok.
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:18 am

    That's awesome gives me a little more hope lol
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:12 pm

    Well got a new male and his mate lol. Thanks Vixen Smile They are settling in very well only problem is I can't tell who is who scratch
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:53 pm

    Laughing ya I had that issue too, look at the top fin for the streamer, that's the best guess on them!
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    Re: I got another problem :(

    Post by FishVixen on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:22 pm

    Don't ask me which is which I had to watch their behaviors for a while.

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