06-12-2010, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bearwithfish
keep us posted...... poor fishy :(
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
I wish you all the luck I have to offer. What a beautiful fish, I hope he makes a FULL recovery.
Thanks, guys. I hope so, too.
Originally Posted by wake49
I have heard that the best way to treat popeye is do nothing, unless other fish are bothering the fish. The popeye itself should go down (I had a hippo that had popeye for like a week, all better now). Moving the fish might further irritate the eye, so leave him put. Most of the time popeye is a result of some kind of injury that just needs to heal, although it can also be a warning sign of an infection or fungus. Either of the latter two will present themselves with other symptoms and should be treated accordingly if it is really something besides injury. I would personally feed with garlic pellets or soak your food in liquid garlic. Maybe vitamin-enriched food would be a good way to go too...
Other fish seem to be leaving the angel alone, Jeff. That would be great if it's just a matter of time. Hopefully between time and the Epsom salt it will just go away. I don't see anything wrong with any of our other fish, so I'm hoping that's an indication that it isn't anything fungal. Thanks for the tip about the garlic. I've been adding a few drops of Garlic Xtreme to their food.