Urgent help needed Sailfin Tang Has Pop Eye

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  1. Christo

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    Hi guys got home Yesterday and saw my Sailfin has got Pop Eye!

    Tank Parameters are as follows

    Salinity - 35ppt
    S.G. - 1.026
    NH4 - <0.25
    NO2 - 0ppm
    NO3 - 0.2ppm
    PO4 - 0.03ppm
    Ca - 400ppm
    Mg - 1275ppm
    Alk - 7.7dKH
    pH - 8.4

    Will try and get a PIC ASAP.

    The fish is in a really good condition nice and fat not eating now but still nipping algae of the rocks, the Eye is clear, no growth of any kind on it, its just blown up really big.

    Read an article of @Paul B on RC about sucking the air out with a needle and syringe...... Think this might be the route I'm going in a few days if there's no sign of the eye deflating.

    Any other thoughts. How long should I wait. I Don't want him to Loose the eye!

    Thanx
     
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  3. 459b

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    Pop eye will go away in time. Dont attempt to suck out the bubble, you can cause a lot more harm of you don't do it right
     
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    Yes, just let it be.

    If you really know what you are doing, you can use an injection to suck out the bubble. But then you need to ensure that the fish stays still, else you might push the needle through its head.

    It will go down in about 2 weeks.
     
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    Okay! Thanks Guys! checked on him this morning. Still swimming happily with his blown up eye! Really is big but not growing any bigger!

    Will let it be then! Just hope he wont loose his eye!

    Cheers
     
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    Just an update on my Sailfin

    Got home today and saw the eye deflated about 90%! He looks really good. Only a small little bubble left on the top! Eye is functioning well too.

    Thanks guys!
     
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