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Old 11-26-2008, 06:18 AM   #1
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G'day everone,
I'm new to the site! But have big probs in one of my tanks.
I have a port jackson shark and a pink snapper in the tank and have
descovered my pinkie has a bad case of pop eye in both eyes!
I have been treating the tank with phos-zorb satchels,
mala-fix and water changes for the last 5 days with no change!
He is eating a little bit, but not much!
What else can I do????

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
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It would help to know the following; water chemistry: NH3, NO2, NO3, pH, Salinity, Temperature, etc. along with size of aquarium, filtration, and decor (liverock, substrate, etc). Pop-eye usually stems from poor water conditions in addition to abrasion thus causing a bacterial infection. Not to say you don't keep optimal water conditions, but as I said the 'usual.' I personally do not like Melafix as it is far to weak compared to other solutions. Depending on the size of the snapper, you could remove it to a QT and treat or if too large to remove, feeding an oral medication (Enrofloxacin/Baytril).

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:11 AM   #3
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I agree with James that most times less than optimal water parameters is usually the cause. If you could answer his questions it would go a long way in helping us. I dont know, I`m so/so about melafix. In bigger fish like you are talking about I dont think it will work either but on smaller fish I have seen some good. On your fish I would do as James said. He`s pretty good at that stuff.


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