Popeye

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  1. Furbz

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    No. not the cartoon character..
    i recently had to move around my tank due to new rocks.
    and now my female percula clown has popeye...
    it wont leave the anemone. and it just looks very unhappy.
    my only guess is that this is due to stress??

    anyway, my question is if i leave her in my tank will she come right by herself?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey Furbz, I have a Clarki clown that gets popeye now and then but it eventually goes away. Is your guy still eating?
     
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    i dont think so. its sulking in its anemone. the male is happy and eating like a pig!
    but the female i'm not sure about... will feed them now and see...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    As long as he's feeding, i wouldnt stress. It will go away after a while.
     
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    nope. doesnt look like like she is interested in eating..
    they are well fed, so hopefully she will have enough nutrients on board to help her thru!
    my first exoerience with popeye, so i'm not sure how to go about with things now...
     
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    sure thanx mekaeel!:thumbup:
     
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    Leave her and monitor, she's probably stressed out thats why she's not eating. Give here time and monitor her feeding habits and the popeye.
     
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    She probably bumped her eye on some rock while running away from you, it normally disappears over about 2 weeks.
     
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    ok cool. thanx guys! will keep you posted :)
     
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    Yes, that's my experience as well.

    Hennie
     
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    AND: Fish CAN (if they ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO) go without food for 2 weeks - BUT - please monitor.....
     
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    ok just to update. the popeye has gone! but was replaced by a bad case of ICH!! i'm guessing due to being stressed from the popeye..
    and now that has gone to :)
    happy days!
     
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    Glad to hear all is well Furbz! :)
     
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