Help my clown :( -- Updated

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Dyonopses1, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. Dyonopses1

    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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    I just noticed my favorite fish has a very swollen left eye. He ate well tonight but obviously this looks really bad! I need advice in IDing the disease and treatment please. Thank you in advance.

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It is called Pop eye.

    Usually it is a secondary symptom of another problem.

    Common causes are physical injury and decline in water conditions.

    In most cases it resolves when water quality is improved or the injury heals, sometimes a bacterial infection sets in. Look at Melafix, and Selcon to assist you.

    Poor guy.
     
  4. Dyonopses1

    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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    I did a water change yesterday. Hope I didn't cause him to bump into something :(
    Water conditions are testing ideal. Are Melafix and Selcon antibiotics?
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Selcon is a food enhancer with HUFA, and Melafix you should google as it's not an antibiotic but has bacterial and fungal fighting properties.
     
  6. Dyonopses1

    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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    Went to the LFS and got the Melafix. Starting treatment this afternoon. 7 days with no skimming or carbon will be tough but hopefully will save the clown. Thanks for the advice Corailline.
     
  7. Sacul1573

    Sacul1573 Millepora

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    Good luck! Enjoy the melafix... smells like vicks vapor rub :p
     
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    Dyonopses1 Skunk Shrimp

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