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post #31 of 106 Old 09-24-2010, 03:05 PM
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Just keep up with the medication. That medication you're using came from reliable sources. I was going to suggest maybe moving him closer to the 100g so ge can see his female, but that might stress him more and won't work because of the lighting and meds. Keep your chin up. He's still here with us, so that's a good sign.
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Just keep up with the medication. That medication you're using came from reliable sources. I was going to suggest maybe moving him closer to the 100g so ge can see his female, but that might stress him more and won't work because of the lighting and meds. Keep your chin up. He's still here with us, so that's a good sign.
His female isn't doing well. She looks "mopey" and has taken to staying in the corner, slightly tilted to one side. Her fins aren't clamped, I just think she's depressed but she still has an excellent appetite. She just misses her "dude".
Trying to stay positive. I truly think I see less "fuzz" on the eye so hopefully the antibiotics are doing their job. My poor guy...

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post #33 of 106 Old 09-24-2010, 03:14 PM
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How long are you supposed to treat for? Less fuzz is a good thing, so maybe he's slowly healing. I feel bad for your female, but hopefully they'll be reunited before you know it.
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How long are you supposed to treat for?
Good question. I'll have to call Ron back. I know he did tell me he'll have to be in isolation for quite awhile but I forgot to ask how long I'm medicating him for.

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Kym, I see improvement also. Those white "bumps" are gone and there's less of a cloudy film.

Let me know what your source says on the length of antibiotic treatment. I know you want to make sure to do a full course. I think it's at least 10 days for humans. With injuries in fish it might be until it's healed. Keep us posted.

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Kymmie your poor fish, I hope like heck he gets better.
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Kymmie your poor fish, I hope like heck he gets better.
Me too, Inga, me too. Thanks for your concern!

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post #38 of 106 Old 09-25-2010, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I continue the meds until the eye looks nearly like it did right after injury. The eye is never going to look normal. Tonight I pulled the fish, gently rubbed the eye with a damp paper towel, dabbed a small amount of neosporin, did a 90% w/c, and added another dose of Furan. Of course, this precedure was recommend by someone I know and trust very well and has been keeping Discus for twenty years. The fish didn't object to much to this treatment, believe it or not. If someone did that to me I'd go nuts!

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post #39 of 106 Old 09-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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Wow. Good for you for doing that for him. I suppose the neosporin is supposed to help with infection? How often do you do the neosporin treatment? Is Furan 2 also an antibiotic? How's he doing today? Sorry for so many questions. I like in learn as much as possible so I know what to do in emergencies as well And of course I'm worried about your little guy, too.
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Furan-2 is an antibiotic, as is the Neo. I think he had me use the Neo to coat the eye, as it is slighly water-proof, for a short while anyway. The eye is no longer fuzzy but it has swelled to the point where it is protruding from the head by 1/4". I'm sure that's because it's filled with fluid. I've have half a notion to lance the eye so it can drain. Of course, I will call my guy and see if he thinks that's an option. If this fish had cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars I'd be looking for a fish vet. I may call around to find one anyway. I wonder what a doctor's visit costs for a fish? I've only done the Neo once, I may pull him this morning, rub with a damp paper towel and apply a bit more Neo.

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