10-25-2010, 08:43 AM
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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.