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Old 10-15-2010, 12:03 AM   #91
 
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Somehow I missed the posts to this thread since the last time I posted in it. His eye continues to get better but he's still not eating. I'm not surprized by this and will continue with the daily 50% water changes. I have a plan in place next week to get him back on track as far as eating again.
Melafix wouldn't be the proper medication for this particular fish with this particular injury. I have to go back through my tracks in order to say what it was that I had read as to why. When I get the info I'll be right back with it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:41 AM   #92
 
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I know i'm very late but just read the post and saw the pics and im glad to see that your fish is doing better. I know how you feel its like they become your kids and you just can't wait until they get better so they can play/swim again
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:41 AM   #93
 
I want to be careful not to throw off my water chem with changes like this. There's no LPS open right now where I can get RO water so I'm having to use treated tap.

I've lost two ottos so far, but my bettas that weren't doing well seem ok now. I've got a couple of plattys that are hovering in a low current corner at the top. Other than that, and the water being uber cloudy, it seems ok. I might do another 10 gallon change before bed however.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:42 AM   #94
 
AKim,
It looked like a bad case of popeye to me. Was it an injury caused by another fish?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:50 AM   #95
 
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Kym, Your Discus eye looks so much better. He misses his mate maybe soon you can put them together again and he will eat. You did a great job in making him better.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:55 AM   #96
 
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AKim,
It looked like a bad case of popeye to me. Was it an injury caused by another fish?
No, not popeye. He damaged his eye while making a mad dash behind a huge chunk of driftwood. I have since moved that chuck of driftwood farther away from the tank wall so none of my other fish can get into that same kind of "wedging" predicament.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:43 AM   #97
 
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Update on my Red Turk!

My "baby" has been given his release date from the hospital! The Doc said he's ready to go back into the display. After 35 days of treatment in QT he's as healed up as he's going to get and he's looking and behaving great! He's eating voraciously, swimming and acting very fiesty. To say I'm thrilled is a HUGE understatement. I really believed I was going to lose him, or at least the eye. I know he sees movement from that eye so he's not totally blind in the eye, just majorly visually impaired in that eye.

I plan on putting him back in the display today (luckily no one, at the moment, is guarding any eggs in there) and will have to keep a very close eye on him. The chances of him being bullied are great and I hope it doesn't happen. If it does, he will be doomed to live his life as a solo Discus over in my 75. I'm hoping his Pigeon Blood female will take up with him right where they left off. Since he's been gone she has paired up with another female and has been spawning with this female. Yes, Discus can be very weird in this way, lol. What makes it even more odd is that these two females used to bicker non-stop. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he's given a warm reception from his tankmates...

Updated pics from yesterday. The full frontal is a fuzzy pic (sorry for that) and am posting it so that hopefully you can see that now there is symmetry to the eyes. At one time the eye looked like a huge fuzzy marble protruding from his head.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:50 AM   #98
 
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The eye looks 100% better! Glad he's eating, that's always a good indicator.
I might introduce him during low light period Just to help the fishes to perhaps be more calm were it me.
Good job Doc.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #99
 
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The eye looks 100% better! Glad he's eating, that's always a good indicator.
I might introduce him during low light period Just to help the fishes to perhaps be more calm were it me.
Good job Doc.
Thanks!! I got up at 4am this morning, solely in order to introduce him in the wee early morning hours. (great minds think alike, lol. ) Or, do you think I should wait until dusk, this evening? My thinking was that I'd have all day to observe for bullying, but perhaps dusk would be better, since all Discus will be more apt to sleep, then investigate the new kid on the block the following morning? It'll be dawn here in about ten minutes. What do you recommend??
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:05 AM   #100
 
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[quote=aunt kymmie;499474]Thanks!! I got up at 4am this morning, solely in order to introduce him in the wee early morning hours. (great minds think alike, lol. ) Or, do you think I should wait until dusk, this evening? My thinking was that I'd have all day to observe for bullying, but perhaps dusk would be better, since all Discus will be more apt to sleep, then investigate the new kid on the block the following morning? It'll be dawn here in about ten minutes. What do you recommend??[/quote


Dawn would as you say,,allow you to observe for longer.
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