yellow tang with cloudy white eye

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  1. Scuba Ken

    Scuba Ken Ritteri Anemone

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    +100, I got some melafix in a baster and hit mine full in the face with a whole tank dose.
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Update, eye is a lot less swollen but im pretty sure he lost sight from it. Its covered in a white film still but yea nit swollen anymore. Iv been treating with a fungicide and melafix should arrive by the end of the week. Should i repeat the cure for another week once i get melafix? Im assuming the chances to save its eye are close none existent now.... :(
     
  4. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    What are you feeding him?
     
  5. Scuba Ken

    Scuba Ken Ritteri Anemone

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    Allow the milky cover to disapate on its own, then things should be back to normal.
     
  6. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    I'm glad you asked this, i make my own fish food composed of shrimp, scalp, clams, cod fillet, garlic and handful of nori sheets and blend it all together. my LFS suggested that he may have gotten popeye from a diet to rich in protein, is this actually possible?

    while he is the hospital tank i feed him only nori now, he doesn't have the appetite he use to have in my DT but he does nibble on the food i give him.
     
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    NittyGritty Millepora

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    Try adding some Vitamin C, it helped a flame angel I had with the same issue greatly.
     
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  9. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    the eye is a lot better but not sure if it can see from it though. its the second day of the second week of treatment. ill be adding him back thursday or friday.
     
  10. Corailline

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It's may take some time.

    What did you do specifically to treat the eye other than placing the fish in QT.
     
  11. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    used api "mycosis stop" for the first week while i waited for "bacter stop" to arrive and I'm now treating a second week using both. feeding only nori (good response) and did a 25% water change yesterday
     
  12. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    he is back in the DT and everyone seems to remember him, no aggression. he is slowly going round the aquarium again, the damaged eye looks much better but not great :s. ill post a couple pictures soon

    Wounded side

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    Notice how a part of his gill took a hit by the infection as well (seems to have a hole) was a redish/brown color before i started his treatment.

    Healthy side

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