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Old 10-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #11 
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Monika, yes. It's best to treat in a separate hospital tank. :) If you don't have a spare tank, it's okay to treat him in his regular tank. Just remove any carbon from your filter. You may want to also remove your live plants as some don't tolerate meds well. So glad you could get Kanaplex.
Umm.... remove any carbon? So what exactly would that be...?
And where would I be able to keep the plants? O_o
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #12 
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If you have a normal power filter, there should be a filter insert. Just take that out for now. When you're finished medicating, you can put a new insert in. It will remove all remaining meds from the water.

Can you put the plants in a bowl of water for now?
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:57 AM   #13 
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Monika, yes. It's best to treat in a separate hospital tank. :) If you don't have a spare tank, it's okay to treat him in his regular tank. Just remove any carbon from your filter. You may want to also remove your live plants as some don't tolerate meds well. So glad you could get Kanaplex.
Not sure if my message went through, but what exactly do you mean by carbon...?

Also, I'm not sure if I'm just paranoid or something but it seems to me that his eye swelled up a bit more :/
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 AM   #14 
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If you have a normal power filter, there should be a filter insert. Just take that out for now. When you're finished medicating, you can put a new insert in. It will remove all remaining meds from the water.

Can you put the plants in a bowl of water for now?
Sorry my computer was acting up - alright. I will remove the insert and toss it to the side.
The plants I can put in a smaller container for now like you said.
Should I do any water changes??
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If you've done a water change in the last two days, you should be okay. :)
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:43 AM   #16 
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It's easier to treat in a smaller hospital tank so you don't have to tear apart the main tank, and can do smaller water changes, as opposed to doing a 5 gallon WC if he's in a 5 gallon.. In my case, I'm treating her in a 32 oz glass jar that is sitting inside her original tank. I dose 1 gallon in a separate jug, and just pour in what I need. Since I have to do frequent WCs anyways, the smaller jar is working just fine for me!
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:30 AM   #17 
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If you have a normal power filter, there should be a filter insert. Just take that out for now. When you're finished medicating, you can put a new insert in. It will remove all remaining meds from the water.

Can you put the plants in a bowl of water for now?
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It's easier to treat in a smaller hospital tank so you don't have to tear apart the main tank, and can do smaller water changes, as opposed to doing a 5 gallon WC if he's in a 5 gallon.. In my case, I'm treating her in a 32 oz glass jar that is sitting inside her original tank. I dose 1 gallon in a separate jug, and just pour in what I need. Since I have to do frequent WCs anyways, the smaller jar is working just fine for me!

No no, he's in a 2.5 gallon tank.
So should I leave him in there anyways?
I don't know what to do :(
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If you've done a water change in the last two days, you should be okay. :)
I have, and I did a 50 % WC yesterday before adding KanaPlex to the aquarium.
Truthfully, I don't really care for the plants as much as I do for the fish, so if they die because of the meds, I'll buy him new ones. I took the plants out for the night and he was so sad. I put them back in and he was happy, so I think I'll keep them in for now...?
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Monika, that's just fine, you did the right thing. :)
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #20 
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Monika, that's just fine, you did the right thing. :)
Hi there again!! Sorry it's been a busy and hectic day.
Bad news: the pop eye has doubled in size over the past 24 hours.

Can I add more KanaPlex or should I wait until tomorrow??
The filter insert is gone, and so are the bubble to create as least amount of movement for the fish.
I have left the plants in though.

I'm just freaking out as to what I should do. Another water change perhaps??? :( helppppp

Or is it normal that is doubled in size right now...? Is it one of those things where something has to worsen before it gets better? :(

Also, he seems to be having difficulty with seeing with that eye I fed him right now and he only saw the food with his good eye...


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