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Old 04-20-2005, 08:06 AM   #1
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help needed fast........

i have a sick banner butterflyfish......she went sick this morning....she have a poped eye....i can only buy the medicene tonight if i find....shes to fast to put in a quarintine tank.....is a popeye sickness fatal.....i realy cant lose this fish.....help me pls....

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Old 04-20-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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If it's just the one eye, it's most likely an injury. Popeye will more commonly affect both eyes. The easiest thing to do is several large water changes with well aged/aerated SW. It will help reduce the DOC feeding the problem. Usually within a few days the swelling will abate. Also be sure the fish is fed food soaked in a good marine vitamin containing [acronym="Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid"]HUFA[/acronym]'s. This will help the fish's natural immune system fight the problem. More often than not, meds are not needed.

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