INFO: 2.5 gal tank, heater, deco filter, water params: all perfect ph is high (but it's always stayed the same) I do a 30-40% water change every Sunday. His tank is perfectly clear! I hand feed him and vacuum his rocks every Sunday during the water change.
It has been 6 days since I discovered his Popeye. He has gotten better, ie he has a good appetite and is playful and some of the swelling has gone down. I decided to continue using the Maracyn 2 for an additional 5 days, although I had to do a small water change on Thursday because his nitrate was a tad high. The lady at the LFS told me to remove the cotton and carbon media from the filter while medicating him so I did that. I determined that he must have injured himself on his cave, so I removed that from his tank and put a smoother surfaced cave in its place. My question is, will he ever look normal again? I don't want to keep medicating him if this is never gonna go away! I plan to medicate him for the next 4 days to complete a 10 day medication period as suggested on the Maracyn 2 box. What do you guys think I should do after that if his eye swelling never goes down? Should I remedicated with something else or what? I'm so frustrated and I feel horrible with the thought that he may be hurting!
Sorry this post is so long,