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Male apistogramma health

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Clancey Fritsch, Sep 12, 2019 at 4:39 PM.

  1. Clancey Fritsch

    Clancey Fritsch New Member

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    Hi guys I posted a post about how my apistogramma agassizii double red "passed away" (https://apistogramma.com/forum/threads/apistogramma-male-death.23414/#post-109036) turns out he is alive and not doing well. I have no idea what to do from here. It appears he is blind. Pleas let me know what to do. I will be doing a water change and adding melafix. Any recommendations would be very appreciated (temp, medicine) thanks guys!

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    https://www.thesprucepets.com/pop-eye-symptoms-and-cure-1379917
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    Clancey Fritsch New Member

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    Yes it will definitely hurt the cichlid. This is when a quarantine tank comes in handy.
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    I would say up the water changes in both frequency and quantity, and then try some broad spectrum antibiotics like kanamycin, triplesulfa, furan2, Minocycline, erythromycin, or ampicillin.
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    Clancey Fritsch New Member

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    Ok will try and get my hands on those. So far the swelling has gone down a bit. The right eye still looks cloudy and seems as if he will become blind in that eye. Really makes me sad because he is a very good looking fish
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    I'm glad he's still alive.