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joeshmoe 02-15-2007 07:48 PM

grrr ram with pop eye
GRRR every thing was going well until yestwr day when my bulivan ram started showing signs of "pop eye" :cry: . the good thing is he still eats well :) but one problem i dont have a spare tank :( i put him in a breed for a while and fed him medicated food. im so mad cuz there only a week old :roll:

Lupin 02-15-2007 07:50 PM

What are your water parameters, Joe? I assume you bought them from Walmart or whatever petstores were known for their bad reputation?:squint:

Poor water quality and internal parasites are often the culprits.

joeshmoe 02-15-2007 07:59 PM

i tested it yester day with my last strip but luckly wroght down the awnsers :P gh180 kh120 ph7.1-7.4 no2:0 no3: 40ish (bit high) nh3 0. gt him at petsmart (its only a year old so its prettyclean place around)

Lupin 02-15-2007 08:05 PM

Try lowering the nitrates to 10-20 ppm. What is your tank maintenance schedule?

joeshmoe 02-15-2007 09:01 PM

right now its huge gravel vac once a month and i take like 25% out once a week

joeshmoe 02-16-2007 11:58 AM

hmmmmm seems right now that hes paralyzed on the right side.

joeshmoe 02-17-2007 11:03 AM

UPDATE: gave ram salt bath for 5 mins then put melafix on and around his eyes. the bulging has gotten smaller ( i think the gasses are releasing ) :P

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