Sometimes aquarium salt can make swelling problems worse-it all depends on what the cause of the popeye was to start-you can usually pick up Epson salt for less than 3-4 bucks at most store with a pharmacy dept or if you have an older neighbor...ask them...it is used in humans for foot soaks, aches and pains, laxative, general tonic type stuff or someone that gardens a lot it is used for flowering shrub, lawns etc.....they may have some...all you need is a tsp or so......
I like to use the Epsom salt 1tsp/gal 10 day treatment along with the daily 100% water changes and if it is related to an injury I will use the Epsom salt until the swelling goes down and switch to aquarium salt to complete the 10 day treatment.
Anything with swelling I use Epsom salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal-injuries I like to use aquarium salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal (in salt tolerant fish) both I do 100% daily water changes-treatment is best done in small QT
Depending on how bad or why--I add oak leaf to the water-IAL will work too
Hi oldfishlady. Just popped by to give you an update on the male /female tank. There doing great. The male does not bother them at all. They even swim side by side. The females have estalblished a alpha its my pk girl but the male does take more interest in my small vt girl. I thhink the pk is a little jelous.