Urgent help needed Domino Damsel Popeye

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  1. Aquetas

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    Hi Guys

    I checked this morning and i noticed that my damsel has popeye on one side of its face. Not sure if it got hurt or its an illness as it keeps darting behind the rocks. Please help.
     
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    just leave it, it will go away eventually.
    But if it does become worst, some member here (Paul?) use a syringe and pulled out the excess liguid that build up behind the eye.
     
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    Hi Riaan

    Thanks for the quick response. Is that safe to do? Ill feel sorry for the fish if i had to do that.
     
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    Rather let it heal on its own. Using a syringe is possible, but you can do permanent damage if you dont do it correctly.
     
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    I prefer doing that. Just scared i hurt it. Is there anything i can dose the water with to help it recover?
     
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    As long as its eating it should be fine. Just monitor it and make sure it doesnt get worse (bigger, infected etc).
     
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    jip its still eating. If it gets worse ill move it to quaranteen tank.
     
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    I had a clown with pop eye and it kept on eating. After a little while it healed all by itself.

    As long as he is eating, don't stress too much.
     
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    You can try this in the meantime..might just speed up the "healing process"...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=29606
     
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    Thanks Belinda

    Will try this.
     
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