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He Lives In A Caravan.....

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Offline Alex_N

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He lives in a caravan.....
« on: October 30, 2015, 06:27:45 PM »
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I think I may have a case of popeye on a Penguin.
Any help would be appreciated.
I only noticed it because the light from my dinning room light has caught her eye and was very sparkly compared to the rest of the shoal who were all facing the same direction at roughly the same depth.
I sit at the same spot at my table every evening and didn't see it last night so it is a very recent issue. Her eye isn't obviously over sized, but is noticeable compared to the shoal.
 None of the rest of the shoal seem to be affected. She has been in the wars with a very tattered tail, growing back nicely though, so maybe just feeling run down has contributed to it.
I will try and get a couple of pictures of her.
What would be the best course of action to take?

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Re: He lives in a caravan.....
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 06:40:03 PM »
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Are both eyes affected or just one?

One eye usually indicates an injury, often caused by the fish catching its eye on a piece of decor. Possibly even attacked by your male krib - I think you said he'd managed to hang on to a few fry? Plenty of nice clean water until it heals is the best course of action, ie more water changes than usual.

Both eyes indicates internal infection, which could be bacterial or viral. Viral infections are next to impossible to treat and we can't get strong anti bacterial meds in the UK. The best are eSHa 2000 and Myxazin by Waterlife. But it is best to use these to treat sick fish in a separate tank.

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 07:19:12 PM »
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It just seems to be her right eye and it isn't cloudy as I've seen described.
I'll do frequent water changes to keep the risk of infections down to a minimum.
I doubt it was Nick, but could be wrong, the fry that he brought with him he has left alone to do their own thing and doesn't seem to be guarding any areas. He's even tried to mingle with the shoal to no avail lol.

I've attached a photo, which is blurred but does show the shinning I mentioned.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 07:24:27 PM »
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The eye ring does catch the light differently when the eye is swollen. It's good that there's no cloudiness. Keep an eye on all the penguins, just in case.

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