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Old 07-17-2004, 10:54 PM   #1
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Sick Tomato Clown?

My tomato clown has been acting strange for some time. The last few days I noticed he is "bumping" into stuff. I think he is blind , Is this possible? Here is a picture, he almost looks "bug eyed" Please tell me what to do for him.

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It's an infection called Popeye.

Maracyn Plus will completely cure this. Follow the instructions exactly and use a hospital tank.
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Thank you. I'll get it today.
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Can I use Maracyn for saltwater? Can't find the plus version.
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Both Maracyn or Maracyn Two should work. Just make sure it says "saltwater" on the box.
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Old 07-18-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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Use Maracyn II. Maracyn I treats primarily gram positive bacteria while most all bacterial infections in SW are usually gram negative in nature which Maracyn II will treat just fine for the most part. Use @ double the dose each day for 7 days.

The impaired vision could easily be result of the odd swimming behavior but I have my doubts. You could actually have a two-fold problem. Since you tried the pea solution, has the clown had white or stingy feces?

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Problem with that, No one close carries the Maracyn II, Had already sent the wife after I when I got your post. He does not appear to be bloated in any way, Swims fine, just seems to prefer to swim un and down instaed of side to side right now. . Put him in the QT with the meds. and immd. went to swimming side to side.

He seems to eat good. Not noticed anything "stringy" but who knows on that point.

color is good, no markings of any kind that arn't supposed to be there.

Thanks for all the help and info. Maybe maracyn I will take care of the problem.
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Is popeye contagious? There is only 1 other fish in the tank and I was wondering if it could have caught it from my tomato clown?
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I don't believe it's contagious in itself.. but whatever underlying infection is causing the popeye might be. I wouldn't worry about the other fish unless it starts showing symptoms.
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Steve-s,

When your right your right, I treated for 4 days and no change at all. However I did find the Maracyn II and started treatment today.
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