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Old 05-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #11 
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the poor baby is curled into a ball and moves with his pectorals. I don't know if I would keep him as special needs or put him down if this is permanent.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #12 
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If I were you I would use Epsom salt, fast for a few days and then feed daphnia. That is what I did with my rescue boy who had SBD. It took a couple days but he got over it.

ETA: If you ever suspect Popeye in the future treat with Epsom salt not AQ salt. Epsom will help take the swelling down, whereas AQ salt supports the retention of fluid. Once the swelling it gone, if the eye is still funky then you can use AQ salt.

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Old 05-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #13 
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How much epsom?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #14 
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I added maybe 1/3 tsp. His biggest problem is how curled he is.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #15 
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Oh. sorry I missed your question. 1 tsp per gallon should do it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:06 PM   #16 
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ok and I'll do a water change today. It is swim bladder, one side is bloated but the penducle, I don't think it's constipation
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #17 
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He still isn't better guys. So tightly curled and stuff. If I can't help him by Monday he'll be put down I think.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #18 
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Can you post a picture? Is he eating?
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:49 AM   #19 
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No. He hasn't changed from the original pics much
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #20 
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My suggestion would be to put some plants up higher for him to rest on. While Marius recovered from SBD I gave him several silk plants to perch on. It seemed to allow him to relax, and feel more secure. It might not help him permanently, but it could help him with his struggle to stay alive now while you wait to see if he recovers or gets worse. I guess there really isn't much more you can do. And, you may find that it is a permanent injury, but perching in a plant makes him comfortable enough to eat.
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