View Full Version : My Raccoon Butterfly Help Needed, Is it to Late?

12/30/2009, 09:34 PM
Does anyone know what this is? He looks blind!! have to hand feed him too!!!

Hi all I added the prazipro the other day in the hospital tank and about 12 hours later My fish is getting blotches and his eyes are whiter then before is It to late to save him or should I try something else? Copper wash?
I had this guy for over 5 years I hope there is something I ca do?

OPPS Sorry I Posted in wrong Area!


12/31/2009, 08:22 AM
Doesn't look to be an injury (doesn't look like a raccoon, either, but can't remember what kind it is - auriga/threadfin is what I'm thinking but it's been a long time since I looked at different types of butterflies).

I would get some sort of medicine that can be fed to the fish via soaking the food and treat for bacterial and parasitic infections. It doesn't look like worms in the eyes or anything like that, but if it's going downhill, try treating for a broad spectrum of ailments and targeting it by feeding instead of just dosing the tank. Also may simply be a sign of age in the fish or other ailment that you have no control over.

Wish I could be of more help, but can't really tell what it is.