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post #1 of 3 Old 08-03-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Bloodfin Tetra bugling eye

I transfered my bloodfin tetras to my new 36 gallon and they have been in there for a day. This morning when I went to feed them I noticed one of the has a bulging eye. It is bulgling out all the other fish are fine. It's just the ones eye that is wrong anyone know what this is?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-06-2012, 11:48 AM
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It may be what is commonly termed pop-eye. An accumulation of fluid forces the eye out. I do not know if there are other causes.

I had a Congo Tetra with this a couple months back, and I removed him to a 10g QT and treated with kanamycin. To my knowledge this is not contagious (but i will accept correction if wrong) so isolating the fish in a QT is advisable as the water has to be treated.

I used Seachem's KanaPlex. It comes in a small tube and is a powder, and you add the measured amount (it has a measure spoon) three times at two-day intervals. It worked for me.


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post #3 of 3 Old 08-06-2012, 12:18 PM
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hi its called pop eye one of my mollys has just had it its from fighting usually when they start mating it an infection ...
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