Hey guys... some of you might remember me posting about a possible eye infection in my plakat male, Magikarp back in Oct-Nov of 2012.
Well the issue never really better... I had him in a QT tank for quite some time, and tried various antibiotics, (with breaks in between) with no relief.
Honestly I don't think it was an infection after all... it was probably an injury.. that never healed and he eventually lost the eye completely. I'm thinking that he scraped his eye on a lava rock I had in his tank with Anubias growing on it.. it's since been removed and now is in my 29G tank.
Ever since the whole eye thing started Magikarp went from being an energetic fish, who would swim about erratically when I walked into the room... to a lethargic fish who barely swims.
He was stable the past few months.. never getting better but not getting worse. The tips of his fins were ragged (even during QT with antibiotics).. and no matter how many water changes I did it never healed. He spent most of his time sitting on the bottom or resting on a plant... but would always swim up to me so I could spoon feed him..
The past few days he hasn't been coming up for food... and has been at the back bottom of his tank. I got home from work a little while ago and he's upside down (face down) in the gravel breathing heavily...
I mean, I've literally done everything I could do for this guy! He was a sickly little fish when I got him in Jan of 2012... and he's right back to where he started. I'm worried I'm going to lose him.. and there's nothing I can do for him....
He's housed in a moderately planted 5 gallon mini bow. It's heated, and kept at 80 degrees. I just checked the water chemistry, just incase it's some freak ammonia spike.. but my results were:
What can I do!?