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alin2
05/08/2009, 01:04 PM
First of all, I'd like to say that Live Aquaria/DD have, by FAR, the best livestock I have ever purchased.

However, my order A2668760, which included a Diver's Den order of 1 male and 2 female lyretail anthias, had 1 female with a mild case of pop eye that has gotten progressively worse. She is still reasonably active and eating. All 3 anthias are in QT right now. I did a 50% water change, although the QT water had 0 NH3 and only 10 nitrate prior to the WC.

The pop-eye is unilateral with the right eye affected.

Other than keeping in the QT, making sure the water stays of high quality, and feeding with Selcon soaked foods, any other suggestions?

Thanks.

dfs/la2
05/08/2009, 01:42 PM
alin2,

Thank you for your inquiry. We sincerely apologize for any trouble you are experiencing with your female Anthias. Popeye in one eye, normally goes away on its own. We recommend you continue to keep good water quality and soaking the food in Selcon as you have been. However, if you wish to treat with a medication, we suggest Furan-2 (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=4827) as this treats both gram negative and gram positive bacterial infections. Please contact us with any updates on the condition of your fish.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

alin2
05/08/2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks for the quick response.

However, the Furan-2 will wipe out the biological filter in the QT right?

dfs/la2
05/08/2009, 03:36 PM
alin2,

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, your biological filter will be affected by the Furan-2 and we recommend removing it prior to treatment. Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Chris C.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)