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Urgent- Popeye and Tumor
Old 09-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
 
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I have had my GBR for around 3 months and 5 days ago I noticed she had this weird tumor like thing growing on her face under her right eye , I started a thread on AA and was told to treat her with Melafix. I started with the Melafix 3-4 days ago and her tumor was responding to it. Yesterday I noticed her eyes was all weird looking, it was sort of cloudy. Right now I have salt and Melafix in the tank, do I need to treat with a totally different med for Popeye?? I could not QT her before because I didn't have QT but I have a spare 10g and a Aquaclear Mini I will be running.I know GBRs are super sensitive to parameters but would it be alright to put her in there with some filter media from my 20 in her filter? I read Popeye can because by tumors and also read that Septicemia can cause it and that there bottom fins will be bloody red -Her's are. I need a quick reply so I have time to setup her tank before I go to a part later on tonight. I also posted on AA (Aquarium Forum Community) with the same title at 1 and haven't gotten a reply so I resorted to joining a new forum and hopefully getting a quick answer. in advance.

*Edit* Sorry- I forgot you guys don't know me as well as the members on AA do, my water parameters are pristine.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
 
So basically I need to know if it's alright to put her in a uncycled 10g with a little bit of used filter media from my 20g and what to treat her with.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
 
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So basically I need to know if it's alright to put her in a uncycled 10g with a little bit of used filter media from my 20g and what to treat her with.

I understand how it can be frustrating to want a quick reply and not get one. I have 2 GBR, but don't know if I'll be much help. Hopefully by now you've gone to a good fish store who can advise you on meds. I would move your fish over to a QT tank and treat with meds for pop-eye. Keep an eye on your ammonia levels and do frequent water changes if you have to, but it sounds like that would be the best course of action to remove him from other fish. Tumors may/may not be treatable. I've never used melafix, but I've heard it's not that great.

I happen to currently have a dwarf rainbow that seems to have a tumor, and it's not responding to anything. Today I noticed his mouth is open wide, though he's eating and seems "fine". I figure he will die, but I don't know what else to do. I also have good water parameters, and sometimes I think no matter what you do, things just happen. I wish you the best. Look forward to hearing how your guy is doing.

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
 
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I understand how it can be frustrating to want a quick reply and not get one. I have 2 GBR, but don't know if I'll be much help. Hopefully by now you've gone to a good fish store who can advise you on meds. I would move your fish over to a QT tank and treat with meds for pop-eye. Keep an eye on your ammonia levels and do frequent water changes if you have to, but it sounds like that would be the best course of action to remove him from other fish. Tumors may/may not be treatable. I've never used melafix, but I've heard it's not that great.

I happen to currently have a dwarf rainbow that seems to have a tumor, and it's not responding to anything. Today I noticed his mouth is open wide, though he's eating and seems "fine". I figure he will die, but I don't know what else to do. I also have good water parameters, and sometimes I think no matter what you do, things just happen. I wish you the best. Look forward to hearing how your guy is doing.

Gwen
Thank you for your reply, Gwen. Unfortunately I have no trusted fish stores around here, it's always a hit or miss with the employees. Some of them would tell me to treat with a ich medication From what I read online I should treat with Epsom Salt, Still not sure what to do though.
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