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post #11 of 14 Old 02-02-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty, happy news! While his eye is still swollen, it's definitely noticeably better. There seems to be a sort of crack in the outside clear part of the eye (yeah, I know, SO technical, cornea?), so I'm suspicious that he's gonna be blind in that eye, but we'll see what the Melafix will do. Not really worried about it though, as catfish don't rely that much on their sight anyway. He's been a lot more active today, and I actually saw him display an interest in food. Really, really glad he's doing better. Thanks for caring everyone!
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-02-2008, 07:41 PM
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That's great news. Good job!

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-04-2008, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Day 5 and last day of the TC regimen. I'm not totally confident in his recovery yet, but he's definitely better. There's been a huge change in his personality, and he's become 100% more active.

However, his eye is still swollen. Slightly less so, and definitely less cloudy, but still very much there. I'm hoping it means that the infection is gone, and it just needs to heal, which will take time (sort of like when we get chicken pox, even though we're not contagious anymore, we still have the welts for a while until they finish healing). On the other hand, I thought that this pop-eye was caused by a fluid buildup in the eye, which I figured would drain as soon as the infection was gone- so I really don't know.

If anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated! Other than that, I hope to be adding him to my shoal in no time!
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-05-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I guess it's not good news or bad news. I am now doing Melafix and Pimafix for 7 days. He's not particularly active, and his eye is still swollen. The redness in his fins and gills have definitely subsided. I can't tell if he's not active because he's in a tank all by himself, or because he's still unhappy. The thing that worries me the most is the swollen eye. I really can't tell if he is in pain, or if it's just kind of there, and I should let him be. I'm wondering when I reach the point where he needs to be euthanized. I just don't want him to be suffering! Any suggestions, personal stories, etc. would be really appreciated. Thanks!
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