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post #1 of 3 Old 06-14-2009, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Pop eye oh snapz

Does anyone have experience with diagnosing and treating pop-eye? Some of my cory cats seem to have "pop-eye." I put in some aquarium salt to change the water potential a bit to draw out the liquids in the eyes. But I'm not sure that would actually work. It works in high school biology books though... Ammonia-0ppm, nitrates low; i would know the ppm value, but i lost the little color card, i use a conditioner every time i do a water change. 20% a week. the return compartment in my wet/dry is uncovered. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Should it be covered? And i used pvc to run the return from the water pump. I cleared all the shavings out with a hose before i glued it all up. I hope the glue isn't the culprit. Its just the home-depot stuff. I didn't think that there was any other way of bonding it all together.

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-14-2009, 06:05 AM
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Try observing your cories. From what I've read, pop-eye isn't the main disease, it's just a symptom. But since you're not really 100% sure that it is pop-eye, continue to observe closely. If the fish don't seem to be burdened and act normal, then there's nothing to worry about. Just a tip, cories have low tolerance for salt so be careful with the salt dosage.

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-12-2009, 11:12 PM
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Not sure if this has anything to do with your corys, but the glue you used shouldnt be used in a fish tank...theres something toxic to fish in there. i think that theres special aquarium glue you can buy from your lfs.
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