View Full Version : Swollen eye

07/23/2017, 06:33 PM
Hi guys my Bartlett Anthia has been doing pretty poorly the last 24 hours. He has been swimming in the corner of the tank and is pretty lethargic. I just noticed one of his eyes is significantly larger then the other.

All my other fish seem to be fine.

I have had him almost 3 years now, i haven't added a new fish in over a year. I did however add a bubble tip nem about a month ago so i suppose there is a small chance i could of introduced something then.

07/24/2017, 03:53 PM
Possible pop eye? I would treat with maracyn if you don't see any improvement in the next few days.

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07/27/2017, 07:09 PM
I placed him in quarantine yesterday and started maracyn today.
Unfortunately he is not eating, I fear he maybe fully blind even in his non damaged looking eye.

07/27/2017, 07:27 PM
Medications can curve an appetite. Give him a few days to see if the meds help. I hope he pulls through for you.

08/02/2017, 07:12 PM
Good news

The eye looks nearly completely healed.

Bad news is I havent seen him eat in a solid week. Given the need to feed anthias multiple times daily, I'm concerned.

My second worry is his female has gone from being shy to asserting herself with the other fish. So even if the male pulls through I fear they won't be able to co exist anymore.

08/12/2017, 07:53 PM
One last bump

His eye physically healed but he has yet to eat in close to 3 weeks. He shows no interest in food and just hides all day on the bottom of the tank.

At this point is there anything else I can try or am I just unnecessarily prolonging his suffering at this point