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Swollen eye on electric yellow.

Postby kabuto » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:44 am

Good appetite.
No swollen tummy.
No erratic behaviour (flashing).
Normal behaviour.

BUT Swollen eyes!!

For details of my fish tank:
8x Electric Yellow
16x Demasoni
all juveniles

Recently 1 fish stopped eating, and treated it with metronidazole.
That one is recovering so i thought I might as well treat the entire tank with metronidazole. Then now i'm seeing at least 2 fish with swollen eye.
any clue?
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Postby kabuto » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:47 am

Tank Volume = 45 gallons
Tank footprint = 4ftx14inch
Tank ammonia nitrate nitrite levels checked by shop to be normal 2 days ago.
pH 7.5 - 8

I condition my water with seachem safe, epsom salt, and soda bicarb.
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Postby Chicklette » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:57 am

That is pop eye, you will need to medicate. Pop eye is contagious so watch your other fish carefully and treat them as well. It's a bacterial infection. You want to use a broad spectrum antibiotic. Maracyn 2 is very good and usually works. If you can't get that you can use Naladixic Acid and Kanamycin Sulfate combined and this works great. Watch for secondary infections.
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Postby kabuto » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:09 pm

its gone. lol.

Could it be that I used less epsom salt in one tank and so the eyes got swollen with water? (due to osmosis of water into the more salty fish).
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