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ang
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« on: February 21, 2010, 08:48:53 AM »

do you think my 8yr old white goldfish will recover he was brought back from death 3 days ago due to poor water quality he snow got a bulging white eye and actin strange swimming backwards and headbuttin the surface.
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Mindemae
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Re: popeye
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 11:09:02 AM »



The only thing that you can do to help your fish overcome pop eye is to improve the aquarium's water condtions with frequent changes, and add 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallons of water.  Check your water conditions frequently to ensure that they remain within the correct range.  There is no cure available for this disease.  Sad

 
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 11:49:55 AM »

Pop eye is usually caused by a serious bacterial or tuberculosis infection behind the eye. This can be treated with achieving close to flawless water quality (=Get tests for pH, KH, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia. Correct values as necessary.) followed by a salt treatment of 0.3% strength (=1 tablespoon per gallon) which will relieve the osmotic pressure on your fish and may help his eye return to normal. An injection of Baytril may help treating this, but unless you have the experience to inject medicines into fish, go have a veterinarian do it for you.
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Re: popeye
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 01:36:36 PM »

thankyou for your help but one more question do i get a ph testing kit from petstore cos ive not seen one bfore and do u think goldfish can overcome this as he is so old
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Re: popeye
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 01:43:32 PM »

Yes, a pH test shouldn't be hard to find (: If you don't know what they look like, you could just ask! Usually it says on the pack what the test is for (:
They usually sell some kits which contain tests for the most important parameters, might be good to get since nitrite, nitrate and ammonia might be good to keep an eye on as well. Especially while treating disease!

I honestly don't know how your fish would recover from this, as I haven't actually seen this condition, only read about it. But I guess you can just treat him and wait for progress for now (:

Good luck with that fish of yours! Grin
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Re: popeye
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 01:55:21 PM »

cheers i ll hope for a good outcome will keep u posted
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