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Old 01-01-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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I've had my 28 gallon freshwater tank for a few years now. Two blood red parrots, two kissing gouramis, and one high fin pleco. All grown from very small fish and although the tank is probably a bit crowded, I'm on top of my water quality and do filter maintenance and water changes weekly. The fish are happy and get along quite well.
I was out of town for a few days about two months ago and when I returned, I noticed one of my parrots was terribly infected by ich or some other parasite. I removed the ammo lock from my canister filter. Medicated the tank heavily for two weeks and all signs of the problem were gone. I then did a thorough gravel cleaning and a 50% water change. Its been awhile now and the tank and fish look great. The infected parrot seems fine but apparently has permanent damage to both eyes. All swelling is gone but they look like broken egg yolks. His vision is obviously affected as he goes for bits of food. He seems to study the surface for floaters and takes a stab once in awhile but usually is way off target. I have to think he is surviving only by "Braille" and sifting through the gravel. Has anyone ever seen or experienced anything like this before. Thanks in advance. Joe

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