Urgent help needed Pop Eye

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by AllanEcc, 17 May 2011.

  1. AllanEcc

    AllanEcc

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    We introduced 5 small Chromis. After a week, one of them got pop eye. Its been 4 days now and getting worse. The eye looks as if it has fallen out. Its a big white mass/hole. The fish lies on the bottom without feeding. Should we:
    isolate it in a breeding net in the tank with food,
    try a freshwater dip,
    leave it alone?

    We have slightly high NO3 at 5-10, but have 'protected' livestock with Prime. All other parameters are good and stable.
     
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    Don't do a freshwater dip, it won't help as the fish does not have any parasites, just an injury. Nitrates of 5 to 10 are perfectly fine and nothing to worry about.

    How long has the fish been lying on the floor without feeding? Are any other fish chasing it or are there any shrimps around it?
     
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    3 days on the floor now. The other Chromis nip it now & again, but not bad. The cleaner shrimps were close to it but it has moved away from them. Mostly it has peace.
     
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    Chromis inverted and cramped. Within an an hour it has died. One eye was missing totally, no other sign of damage.
     
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